This company claims Google stole the balloon Wi-Fi tech behind Project Loon Wh…


This company claims Google stole the balloon Wi-Fi tech behind Project Loon When Google first announced its plan for a balloon-based Wi-Fi system called Project Loon it was unlike anything most of the world had ever heard. But now a company called Space Data Corporation is claiming it developed that technology more than a decade earlier and Googles moonshot was based in part on its proprietary trade secrets. In a complaint filed earlier this week in Northern California District Court Space Data cites two patents that Loon allegedly infringes on one dealing with providing connectivity through a network of balloons (filed in 1999) and another dealing with the termination and recovery of those balloons (filed in 2001). Both patents predate Loon and the company does not appear to have licensed either one…. Continue reading via The Verge gadget review Tech Technology The Verge – All Posts



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