Google Sued For Patent Infringement Over AdSense, Again

Profy reports that a Russian company is suing Google for $3 billion over Google’s contextual ad program, AdSense.

The Russian company, Era Vodoleya, claims they patented contextual ads a year before Google came out with AdSense. The funny thing is this is not the first time Google was sued for patent infringement over AdSense. We reported back in August that Daniel D. Wexler is also suing Google for the same thing. Anyone else want to take shots at Google for AdSense?

Profy suspects that the Russian company is simply looking to “blackmail” Google and settle out of court for a nice fee. It will be interesting to see if Google does settle or if they fight it in court.

Related Topics: Channel: Display | Google: AdSense | Google: Legal | Legal: Patents

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