Another Day Another Suit in the GPS World
So, if you wanted to target a growth industry, it might be in patent law litigation for the GPS industry..... Apparently Acacia Research is suing Garmin, Cobra, Magellan, and TomTom. This company Mobile Traffic Solutions, a subsidiary of Acacia Research claims to have the exclusive license for patent numbers 7,069,143 and 6,728, 628. Both patents pertain to the technology for displaying traffic information and downloading it over broadcast technology; hummm sounds like TMC Traffic, eh? They are naming the Nuvi 680 so they must believe that the MSN network capability is covered by the same patent.
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Posted by Scott Martin at April 25, 2007 8:46 AM