Google and Motorola Mobility, which is now owned by Google has filed a patent lawsuit against UK telecom provider BT (British Telecom), the move comes more than a year after BT filed a lawsuit against Google.
BT sued Google over 6 separate patents last year related to mobile technology, and now Google is suing BT for 4 patents also related to mobile technology, you can see a statement from Google’s Niki Fenwick below.
“We have always seen litigation as a last resort, and we work hard to avoid lawsuits,” Fenwick said in an email. “But BT has brought several meritless patent claims against Google and our customers – and they’ve also been arming patent trolls.”
BT have declined to comment on the matter and have said that they do not comment on pending litigation, it will be interesting to see what happens between the two companies.