Google ordered to pay $5 million in Linux patent infringement suit
A Texas jury has just awarded a small computer firm $5 million in a patent infringement suit against Google, Yahoo, Amazon, AOL, and Myspace. The computer firm, Bedrock Computer Technologies LLC, won the suit for a patent concerning the Linux kernel found in the software behind Google’s servers. The patent concerns a “method and apparatus for information storage and retrieval using a hashing technique with external chaining and on-the-fly removal of expired data.” Google is the first of the defendants to face a judgement, but it probably won’t be long before the other defendants have their days in court, and most likely the defendants will appeal the judgement.
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Hello, I'm Ian (eye-an) I was born in Recife, Brazil and raised in the fridge tundra of Minneapolis, MN USA. I graduated from Full Sail University in Winter Park, FL with an AA in Audio Recording Production and Engineering. I love tech, always have since I was a little tot and what better way to know more then to tell everyone else about it also. So here is teknami (tech-nah-me) Tek for tech and nami is a derivative of namesake.