Google Accused of Infringing Email Customization Patent

Oct. 29, 2019, 5:06 PM

Alphabet Inc.'s Google is accused of infringing a patented method for customizing email messages, in a lawsuit filed in Texas federal district court.

Google’s Gmail service infringes U.S. Patent No. 7,092,993, which describes a system for reminding email senders to add attachments, electronic signatures, or other elements to their messages, plaintiff E-Attach LLC alleged in an Oct. 28 lawsuit.

E-Attach said its patent provides technical solutions that save time and costs in preventing duplicate emails and lost file attachments.

Google directly infringes the patent and also encourages its customers to use the infringing service, E-Attach said in its complaint, ...

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