Rival Calls For Shutdown of Google Earth

Law360, New York (January 9, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- A Virginia-based software company is calling for the shutdown of a key part of Google’s popular mapping service in a patent dispute that claims Google is infringing on its technology and causing irreparable harm to its sales.

In a motion for preliminary injunction filed Wednesday, Skyline Software Systems Inc., which produces terrain-visualization software that allows tours of land masses on computers and handheld devices, claims it is entitled to a court order closing down Google Earth. The company stated it “has suffered and will continue to...
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