ArsTechnica: Google's web indexing architecture targeted by patent lawsuit
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Date: 12 Nov 2007 12:17
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Summary:
Google is being sued by both Jarg Corp. (a privately funded search technology developer) and Northeastern University, parties to a patent which they claim describes the database technology Google uses to quickly index web information. The Boston Globe reports that the patent in question (No. 5,694,593, dated Dec 2, 1997) was granted to Northeastern in 1997 and exclusively licensed to the aforementioned Jarg Corp. It's not clear when Google began allegedly infringing on the '593 patent. The company incorporated in 1998, but Jarg co-founders Michael Belanger and Kenneth Baclawski weren't aware of any potential infringement until approximately 2.5 years ago, when the two men were contacted by a Boston law firm that wishes to remain anonymous for obvious reasons.
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