Xerox Slaps Google, Yahoo with Search Patent Lawsuit

Paul Lilly

One thing Google and Yahoo have in common is that they're both big into the search game. And what else? They're both also being sued by Xerox .

In a lawsuit filed late last week, Xerox says both Google and Yahoo operate products and services that infringe on two of its patents, No. 6,778,979 and No. 6,236,994. These patents, granted in 2004 and 2001, respectively, have to do with how documents are organized.

Xerox said it has tried to work out a licensing deal with the two search giants, but neither Google or Yahoo would have any part of it. As it currently stands, the trio will do battle in court, where Xerox will seek an injunction against both search parties as part of the case.

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