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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-31-2005, 09:23 AM - Thread Starter
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Rates Technology, a little-known patent-holding company with a history of filing suits against large technology companies, said it will seek $5 billion in damages from Google based on unpaid royalties from a patent infringement lawsuit RTI filed against Google in New York.

RTI is suing Google in U.S. District Court in New York’s Eastern District for infringement of patent 5,425,085, which governs the routing of VoIP calls in Google Talk, a VoIP and instant-messaging application.

RTI, based in Smithtown, New York, is also suing Google based on another patent, 5,519,769, which relates to inventions for minimizing the cost of telephone calls. The company is seeking an injunction against Google for all commercial activity pertaining to Google Talk.
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I read somewhere that they were getting sued for 200 billion...? Maybe I misread.

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-04-2006, 08:05 PM
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Wow thats a crazy story!
Note to self:: Buy patents and sue everyone!

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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-04-2006, 08:09 PM
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$200 billion would fold the company haha

I use skype anyway.... and with their new wi-fi phones, it almost seems that cellphones will be worthless in the near future.

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I also use skype, but mostly for voice, other than that, I use msn.
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This is so ********, damages? ok and what did they do that caused loss of anything?

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-04-2006, 08:14 PM
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That's dumb, I luv g00gle.
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