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Google and Yahoo File Counterclaim Against Xerox Over Search Patent [uk.reuters.com]
Google Inc, its YouTube video service, and Yahoo Inc on Thursday filed counterclaims against Xerox Corp in a lawsuit accusing them of infringing the document management company's patents on Internet searches.
In filings in Delaware federal court on Thursday, the defendants sought declarations that they did not infringe the two patents at issue, or variantly that the patents are invalid and thus cannot be enforced by Xerox.

Xerox had sued Google, YouTube and Yahoo in February, claiming that Google services such as Google Maps, YouTube and AdSense advertising software, as well as Internet tools such as Yahoo Shopping, infringed two patents dating as far back as 2001.


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7:36 pm on Apr 16, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Xerox, yes, we know, you invented EVERYTHING. You blew it a long time ago. Get over it.
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Xerox, yes, we know, you invented EVERYTHING. You blew it a long time ago. Get over it.


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Ermmnn its an interesting one, Xerox invented lots of stuff including the mouse and despite huge investment in computer industry came up short. This to me is a desperate grab at successful internet pioneers such as google and yahoo (i love yahoo) through technology they developed but failed to capatalise on and then became the normality.
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A long long time ago I went through Xerox aptitude test for 20 programmers in uk. I went through right to the interview got to last fifteen out of thousands. Aparantly my apptitude tests they made us sit through were sky high. But then on interview I told the truth about my family background and was Xeroxed out.........
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I have no regrets I am proud of my family and what its been through. Its the sort of people that drove me away from Xerox that has sent the company into problems. Maybe if Xerox had seen potential employees that had survived a rough upbringing as a positive and not turned them away they would be a major force today and not harping back to failed times to leech off successful internet companies like yahoo and google.
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Interesting... have relatives being ex-Xerox employees and know some friends still working at Xerox, is no secret the company is not living the -best times- since a while ago.
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When a company starts suing people for patents they filed almost 10 years ago (but haven't bothered mentioning before now) it seems like a very clear sign they're in death throes. See SCO, Kodak, Nokia, etc.
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Its not the programmers at Xerox that were wrong its the idiots they have in corporate management. When I met Xerox I met with senior programmers and they were out of this world. They were talking about adverts on search results way before the internet became established. We shared some good jokes about hacking computer games and our tags. I outscored everyone I was up against on apttitude and any test they put before me but my upbringing wasn't to corporate acceptability. Having a rough upbringing ment Xerox turned me away. I didn't look at a computer again for over twelve years after that.
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Xerox were well ahead of there time. They had a vision and corporate management at Xerox got in the way. I aced every test they gave me and yet it wasn't enough for there piss poor management who choose corporate drones.
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So would I join Xerox now? You bet I would but not as a programmer but in there marketing. I would make every manufacturer reinvent the word photocopier to a Xerox determined word like XFP. Xerox has a huge advantage right now in there brand. Lets hope this time corporate managers don't blow it, lets hope visionary programmers don't have to be determined by corporate managers that do nothing achieve nothing and are just a waste of space.