British Telecom is reportedly suing Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) for patent infringement regarding a number of the U.S. tech giant’s key products, including its search, maps and music services as well as the Android platform.
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BT claimed that Google infringed on one or more of six of its patents. The company has asked for unspecific damages and a trial by jury.
"This is a patent infringement action brought by BT against Google based on Google's ongoing and pervasive infringement of BT patents," the company said in a statement.
A BT spokesman said it was a "well-considered claim" and believes the company has a "strong case of infringement" against Google.
Google has denied and called meritless the allegations.
"We believe these claims are groundless and we will vigorously defend ourselves against them," a Google spokesperson said.