Patent Lawsuit Challenges Google Talk
Rates Technology alleges that its technology is being used to bill customers for Google's IM and VOIP service.Google Inc.s instant message and Internet phone feature, Google Talk, has been hit by patent infringement allegations. Rates Technology Inc. based in Hauppauge, N.Y., filed suit against Google in a New York federal court in October, alleging that Google Talk illegally uses its technology for billing people for phone calls made over Internet connections. Google Talk is the search giants combination of instant messaging and VOIP (voice over IP).
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