Motorola Sued Over GPS Device Made For Avis

Law360, New York (December 9, 2005, 12:00 AM EST) -- A Dutch inventor is taking communications equipment company Motorola Inc. to federal court after it allegedly ignored infringement warnings over his patent for vehicle mapping and direction devices.

Illinois-based Motorola and Navteq Corp., its technology partner for the product, were sued in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois by Adamsu Gebre, whose patent covers devices that use global positioning satellites.

Gebre alleges the companies infringe two claims in his patent for hardware used in the guidance systems. The device in the case is...
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