WorldWideTech & Science. Francisco De Jesús.
Strange but true: Microsoft and Google are working together toward a common goal.Because as they say, the enemy of your enemy is your friend.
The enemy here is GeoTag, a small company that has claimed nearly 400 users BingMaps and Google Maps for allegedly infringing a patent belonging to geolocation business. This patent relates to the use map services to create store locators and otherlocation-based services like web. Among the defendants are Pizza Hut and Boeing,
Microsoft and Google, meanwhile, say its users have infringed and require no GeoTagstop making demands, in addition to returning the money that legal proceedings havecost the defendants.
The patent in question is called "Internet Organizer for Accessing Geographically andtopically Based Information. " Although GeoTag not say on their website exactly what you do as a company, Microsoft and Google as the company describes as "focused onlicensing opportunities with companies whose websites contain a specific geographiclocation function. "
Google and Microsoft say in their lawsuit that the patent is invalid for numerous reasons,including that the geolocation system was invented before. GeoTag received a patent two years ago.