Infringement Claims In GPS Patent Suit Tossed

Law360 (August 22, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A California court threw out Trimble Navigation Ltd.'s patent infringement claims against Hemisphere GPS, leaving Trimble to defend against Hemisphere's claims for inequitable conduct and patent invalidity and its bid for attorneys' fees.

U.S. District Judge Phyllis Hamilton of northern California entered an order on Aug. 16 granting Hemisphere's motion for summary judgment of non-infringement, and rejecting a summary judgment motion from Trimble.

Trimble sued RHS Inc., CSI Wireless and and CSI subsidiary Satloc LLC, alleging infringement of U.S. Patent Number 5,987,383. CSI Wireless later became Hemisphere GPS.

While Judge Hamilton's ruling ends Trimble's case against Hemisphere, Hemisphere will still pursue...

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