Google countersues BT over patents

BT’s plan to make millions of dollars from licensing its patent portfolio by suing web giants including Google has run into a problem: Google and its phone subsidiary Motorola Mobility are countersuing it for patent infringement, calling the lawsuit filed in 2011 by BT “meritless” and accusing it of using shell companies to file other suits.Google claims that BT infringes four Google patents connected to the transmission of files over a network – based on three patents that it bought from IBM in 2010, and one from Fujitsu. It also said that it has filed a separate action in the UK. Google in its US court filing claims BT infringes patents on networking and making phone calls over the internet.

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