GraphOn files patent infringement lawsuit against Google

By on August 18, 2008, 12:41 PM
Google has been hit with a new patent infringement lawsuit. GraphOn, a company that specializes in developing server-based application publishing and Web-enabling software solutions, claims that Google’s Base, AdWords, Blogger, Sites and YouTube services infringe on four of its patents and is looking to milk some cash out of the search giant.

The suit alleges that the Google products infringe on patents that protect GraphOn’s “unique method of maintaining an automated and network-accessible database,” and as such the company is asking for a permanent injunctive relief along with unspecified damages. This is just the latest in a history of suits against companies GraphOn believes are infringing on its patents, such as AutoTrader.com, Classified Ventures, IAC/InterActiveCorp, Match.com, Yahoo, eHarmony.com, and CareerBuilder.

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