So many things technical are being litigated these days, it is hard to keep up. As I’ve stated before, it seems that the primary reason for all the legal activity is the lack of money all these multi-million dollar corporations are bringing in, so the plan is to take some from a few multi-billion dollar corporations.
Now Google, a corporation that has a few extra millions, is the target of both Jarg Corporation, and Northeastern University. It seems that Northeastern holds a patent that it licensed to Jarg Corporation, and these entities have decided that Google is now infringing on said patent.
The suit, from a Boston law firm that wants to remain anonymous, claims that the principals from Jarg became aware of the infringement 2.5 years ago, but did nothing until now.
This begs the question “What triggered the lawsuit at this time and place?”. Could it possibly be the announcement of Google’s latest worth, and the per share stock price? Also, how did these people become aware of the infringement – were they privy to inside information?
Stranger and stranger…
[tags] Google, Jarg Corp, Northeastern University, patent infringement [/tags]