Sogou responds to Baidu dispute case: product changes take time to communicate with court


Sogou responds to Baidu dispute case: product changes take time to communicate with court

Sina Technology News July 13th news, this morning, Baidu accusations of Sogou hijacking Baidu traffic was found to be lost, refused to perform the judgment and apologized, and did not stop the malicious hijacking. In this regard, Baidu has applied for enforcement to the Haidian District people's Court of Beijing, which is accepted by the court.

The traffic hijacking dispute between Sogou and Baidu began in 2014. When Internet users use search dog input method to search for words in the Baidu search box, search dog input method will automatically pop up a drop word related to search key words, and users click on any of them to jump and switch automatically. Search results page to Sogou. In this regard, Baidu believes that Sogou has infringed on the Baidu Inc's rights and interests, so it sued the court. In 2015, a trial by the Haidian court decided that the hijacking of Sogou had constituted unfair competition, ordered the Sogou to stop the hijacking immediately, make a public apology on the homepage of the website and compensate Baidu for its economic loss of 500 thousand yuan. Sogou again appealed against the first instance judgment. In May 25, 2018, the court made a final judgment and upheld the original judgment of the first instance.

In this regard, the Sogou gave a response. Sogou said, "search candidates" is a major innovation in Sogou to improve users' access to information. The technical search dog that combines input and search engine technology has been patented. The court of first instance also considered that the practice of extending the function of input method to search field is technically innovative, and it is also one of the trends in the development of input technology. The court's decision shows that it is only necessary to make a proper adjustment of the product so that the user can understand the function more clearly, and we also attach great importance to the court's judgment, but the changes in the software product require a technical experiment, which is bound to take a certain amount of time, which is also a common situation similar to the judgment decision. Communication in the court. Sogou has been actively communicating with the court and has never failed to comply with the court's decision. (Xin Ling)


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