Google, Waze Hit With IP Suit Over Traffic Navigation Tech

Law360, New York (February 22, 2016, 4:01 PM EST) -- Navigation app Waze and its owner Google Inc. on Monday were smacked with a patent suit in Delaware federal court by Israeli-based Makor Issues & Rights Ltd., a software company claiming that two patents it owns covering traffic monitoring technology enabling drivers to avoid traffic jams are being infringed.

Makor said that Waze and Google are directly using technology through Google Maps and the Waze app included in patents that the Israeli company has owned since the early 2000s, United States Patent Nos. 6,480,783 and 6,615,130, both of which purportedly outline technology for a mobile phone app providing users with real-time...

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