Files a lawsuit in the District Court for the Eastern District of Texas in the Tyler Division
EMG Technology has filed a lawsuit against Google in the District Court for the Eastern District of Texas in the US, alleging patent infringement of its mobile device technology.
The lawsuit accuses Google of infringing U.S. Patent 7,441,196 C1 (‘196), by using EMG’s patented simplified navigation system on smart phones and tablets.
EMG sought money damages and a preliminary and permanent injunction against Google from distributing its Chrome Mobile Browser in the US.
EMG’s patent portfolio managing member and lead inventor Elliot A. Gottfurcht said Google’s Chrome Mobile Browser directly infringes the ‘196 patent by displaying mobile webpages on smart phones and tablets using the company’s patented simplified navigation system, which permits users to navigate a touch screen with inputs and to manipulate the screen for zooming and scrolling.
"Mobile devices, such as smart phones and tablets, made by Motorola (which is owned by Google) and Samsung, use Google’s Chrome Mobile Browser to navigate mobile web sites using EMG’s patented simplified navigation system," Gottfurcht added.
JMBM partner and author of the Patent Lawyer Blog Stanley Gibson said, "The ‘196 patent has successfully emerged from the reexamination at the USPTO that was initiated by Apple Inc. in 2010."
EMG has licensed its patent portfolio to 40 Fortune 200 companies that use EMG’s technology to display and navigate their mobile web sites on smart phones and tablets.
The news comes after Google is close to a deal with the Federal Trade Commission to pay $22.5m in settle the charges of bypassing the privacy settings of customers using Apple’s Safari browser.