The family of the the Author of the sci-fi novel “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep” that later became the sci-fi classic Blade Runner says that Google lifted the name of their new smart phone, Nexus One from the book.
The book written by Philip K. Dick, was about a private detective tracking down a rogue android, a Nexus 6 model.
“Google takes first and then deals with the fallout later,” Isa Dick Hackett, Dick’s daughter, told Wired.com.
The family says the use is a trademark violation, and sent Google a letter Wednesday demanding the company cease using the Nexus name and requesting the company turn over relevant documents within 10 days.
However, the Nexus One character wasn’t trademarked by the family.