Google to stand trial in the US over allegations of patent infringement

Google will appear before a federal jury in Boston on charges of patent infringement, reports Reuters.

This is a lawsuit filed by Singular Computing. It claims that Google copied the technology of its founder, Massachusetts computer scientist Joseph Bates.

According to Singular Computing, Google has allegedly used the scientist’s technology to support artificial intelligence functions in Google Search, Gmail, Google Translate, and other services.

In view of this, Singular is seeking damages from Google in the amount of up to $7 billion. This is more than twice the largest amount of compensation in the history of the United States for patent infringement.

A Google spokesperson said that Singular’s patents were “questionable” and that the tech giant had been developing independently for many years.

The trial is expected to last up to three weeks.