|Patent Firm Sues Google Over VOIP Calling|
|Reuters News Wire (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
Fri, 30 Dec 2005 12:57:32 -0600
Rates Technology Inc., which holds patents for the process by which|
most Internet phone calls are made, confirmed on Friday that it is
suing Google Inc. over its Web-based phone calling system.
New York-based RTI said it estimated that damages from the lawsuit
"Ordinarily we don't need to sue people to get them covered under our
RTI holds two patents in the telecommunications field and generally
Weinberger said companies covered under RTI patents include Yahoo Inc.
RTI is currently holding talks with Time Warner Inc. about its Internet unit
Google confirmed it would add instant messaging and Web-based phone
Google officials were not immediately available to comment. Company
Copyright 2005 Reuters Limited.
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