Google lost a lawsuit in Texas that raising concern that the Internet giant could face more such claims. A federal jury last week awarded Linux patent-holder Bedrock Computer Technologies $5 million in patent infringement case. It may be the first such award over the Linux kernel that is at the core of the open-source operating system. The lawsuit centered on Google’s use of Linux, which runs its servers and is included in its popular Android mobile software.
April 23, 2011