Google Denies Violating University's Search Patent

Law360, New York (January 14, 2008, 12:00 AM ET) -- Google Inc. has filed counterclaims in a patent infringement suit filed by Northeastern University and Jarg Corp. over Internet searching technology, asserting that the patent is invalid and not infringed.

Google responded on Friday to the lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, denying that it is infringing Northeastern and Jarg's patent titled “Distributed computer database system and method.”

“Google is a responsible corporate citizen and conducts itself reasonably, as such Google takes allegations of patent infringement seriously,” Google said....
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