Sony, HTC, Others Sued Over Geo-Tagging Patent

Law360, Los Angeles (May 13, 2011, 5:24 PM EDT) -- MyPort IP Inc. on Friday slapped Sony Corp. and thirteen other big names in mobile devices with a suit in Texas accusing them of infringing a patent by marketing cellphones that can geo-tag and then transmit photos and other files.

The lawsuit touches on the ability of modern cellphones to tag a photo with the location where it was taken, one of many hot new technologies consumers are increasingly demanding on their smartphones. Along with Sony, the suit names HTC Corp., LG Electronics, Nokia Corp., Research...
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