Google Hit with New Patent Infringement Lawsuit Filed by Israeli Company

Submitted by patentadmin on Mon, 11/02/2009 - 00:00

November 2, 2009 - Red Bend, a company based in Israel, has filed suit against Google in the US District Court for the District of Massachusetts. Red Bend alleges that Google's Chrome browser, specifically the Courgette method Google uses for shrinking updates to reduce bandwidth requirements, infringes its patents on a compression algorithm.

As Chrome and the Courgette update system are both open source, the lawsuit also accuses Google of publishing and distributing the source code for the technology.

Red Bend has offices in Waltham, Massachusetts, and develops software management products for mobile telephony.