Google Wields Motorola Sword Against This Major British Telecom
Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) is at it again, wielding its Motorola Mobility patent portfolio in another round of lawsuits over infringement. This time, the cases are in the U.K. against communications and IT services company BT Group (NYSE:BT).
BT may have actually been the one to start the inter-company aggression, as it filed a patent suit in late 2011 against Google over some technology in it’s Android OS. Google turned around on BT to sue over conference call and quality of service patent infringement in the by BT’s enterprise business in the U.S.
The unfolding cases in the U.K. strikes BT at home and are a new instance of Google using patents from the recently-acquired Motorola Mobility to sue other companies. Last month, Google was in a suit against Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) using Motorola patents, but it was forced to drop the charges in order to settle antitrust investigations by the Federal Trade Commission…