Google Hit with Patent Infringement Lawsuit Over "Instant Search" Feature

Submitted by patentadmin on Wed, 04/06/2011 - 10:27

April 6, 2011 - A Netherlands-based company called MasterObjects Inc. sued Google for infringement of a patent related to predictive search results.

MasterObjects claims that Google's "instant search," which displays possible search results even before the user has finished typing a request into the search box, infringes its U.S. Patent No. 7,752,326, a “system and method for utilizing asynchronous client server communications objects.”

The plaintiff is seeking damages, injunctive relief and attorney fees.