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Google sued for $1B on IP theft allegations

Discussion in 'Google' started by Nseries, Jun 26, 2008.

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    Google sued for $1B on IP theft allegations




    In a nearly $1 billion lawsuit, Google is being charged by Chicago start-up LimitNone with misappropriating trade secrets in developing "Google Email Uploader."

    The suit alleges that Google copied LimitNone's "gMove" e-mail and calendar migration tool and then used the design to augment Google Apps.

    "Google claims its core philosophy is 'Don't be evil' but, simply put, they invited us to work with them, to trust them -- and then stole our technology," said LimitNone's CEO, Ray Glassmann, in a prepared statement.

    "It's shocking that Google would engage in this type of conduct; particularly when the other party is a small software company that built its business specifically to help Google sell its existing and future products. People need to realize that Google is just another large publicly traded corporation that will do whatever it takes to increase its revenue, even if that means risking its reputation among developers."

    The lawsuit over the e-mail tool was filed on LimitNone's behalf by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP, a commercial litigation group which has also brought legal challenges against Google over its online advertising.

    Seeking up to $950 million in compensation for lost revenue, the lawsuit also alleges that Google violated Illinois' consumer fraud laws in producing "Google Email Uploader."


    Stragne ehmm!:confused:
     
    Nseries, Jun 26, 2008 IP
  2. busman3000

    busman3000 Peon

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    Let's see what happens eh? Keep us updated.
     
    busman3000, Jun 26, 2008 IP
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    kodut Well-Known Member

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    one day or the other i see a lawsuit against google
    it seems to be the trend or they might be worth those suits

    but thats a big amount
     
    kodut, Jun 26, 2008 IP
  4. sunil_gupta20801

    sunil_gupta20801 Active Member

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    $ 1B. It's a big money
     
    sunil_gupta20801, Jun 26, 2008 IP
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    Cheap SEO Services <------DoFollow Backlinks

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    I wonder how many goats I could buy with that sort of money??
     
    Cheap SEO Services, Jun 26, 2008 IP
  6. Will.Spencer

    Will.Spencer NetBuilder

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    Not so much for Google. :D

    But even if Google is found liable, which looks likely, the settlement is not likely to be near $1B.
     
    Will.Spencer, Jun 26, 2008 IP
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    Lordo Well-Known Member

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    Wow try search limitone gmove at google and you will hardly find one result about the lawsuit with no links to the company site. Now search yahoo and you will find dozens of news URLs :)
     
    Lordo, Jun 26, 2008 IP
  8. Will.Spencer

    Will.Spencer NetBuilder

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    "Do No Evil" seems like a big joke.
     
    Will.Spencer, Jun 26, 2008 IP
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    kip Well-Known Member

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    LOL.. 1B.. IF won, I dont think the comany will even see 1/4 of that.
     
    kip, Jun 26, 2008 IP