The suit involves some of the Web’s best known sites and services, like Google Maps, Yahoo Shopping, YouTube, and Adsense. In the lawsuit, filed in US District Court in Delaware, Norwalk-based Xerox claims all of these and more infringe patents that it holds going back at least a decade. The patents cover systems that automatically generate queries from keyword searches, and also methods for integrating information from documents and other data. Xerox is seeking compensation, and also wants the court to order Google and Yahoo to stop using the technology without its consent. Xerox spokesman Bill McKee:
Both Google and Yahoo say they intend to fight the case, Google saying the claims are entirely without merit.
For WNPR, I'm Harriet Jones.