Google Sued over Nexus One

Posted Jan 8, 2010
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Now that is what I call a quick reaction to a perfect action. Not even 72 hours ago Google unveiled their first hardware entry into the cellular technology world and they have now been sued by family of a novelist, who claim that Google stole from them.

Family of late Philip K. Dick sues Google claiming that Google has taken [read stolen] the name from the author’s book Blade Runner, which also transpired hit movie by Hollywood. The Cyborgs in the movie / novel had the same name, Nexus. The ironic part is that resemblance of Google’s phone is very significant as the OS is called Android and the phone it self is called Nexus [Blade Runner had the text “Do Androids dream of Sheeps?”]. Isa Dick Hackett, the author’s daughter also said,

“Google takes first and then deals with the fallout later,” she said. ““In my mind, there is a very obvious connection to my father’s novel. People don’t get it. It’s the principle of it. It would be nice to have a dialogue. We are open to it. That’s a way to start.”

Google calls this claim baseless and defends their stance that they did come up with an original name.

Let’s see how this story goes (I see money don’t know what you see!)

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