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NOT KOSHER! Google in a Patent Pickle

OY VEY! ZDNet is reporting that Rates Technology Inc., or RTI, is seeking a sizable recovery from the really, really big kid on the block--Google.

RTI has filed suit against Google in federal court in New York, arguing that the search giant has infringed two of RTI's patents by way of the search giant's marketing and selling of Google Talk VoIP services and related products.

When asked to explain the technology in dispute, RTI's president, Jerry Weinberger, said in an interview late last month: "When a VoIP call can be transferred to the regular PSTN (telephone network), the switching of that call infringes our patents."

Man o Manuschevich, what are the DO NO EVIL kidz in Mountain View gonna do now?

Since the IdeaCop(tm) considers itself to be the consummate prince of patent impartiality, on the off-chance that someone out there wants to help GOOGLE out of this most UN-kosher patent pickle, we have put together some potentially relevant prior art references for RTI's US Patent No. 5,425,085, in the attached file for their use.

Since there is so much money at stake in this one, we have a bi-coastal slew of attorneys involved, including two Plaintiff's Counsel.

DAVID LAZER, ESQ.
LAZER, APTHEKER, ET AL.
225 OLD COUNTRY ROAD
MELVILLE NY 11747-2712
lazer@larypc.com

James B. Hicks
Burke, Williams & Sorensen, LLP
444 South Flower Street, Suite 2400
Los Angeles, CA 90071
jhicks@bwslaw.com

Miriam Rivera, VP and Deputy General Counsel
Google, Inc.
1600 Amphitheatre Parkway
Mountain View, CA 94043
fax: 650-253-0001
miriam.rivera@google.com

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USPat_5%2C425%2C085.DOC

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