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Retailers Face Patent Suits Over Mobile Web GPS Feature

Law360, New York (December 1, 2016, 2:54 PM EST) -- A patent holder launched a number of lawsuits in Texas federal court on Wednesday against retailers including Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations LLC., Home Depot Inc. and Nordstrom Inc., accusing the companies of infringing its technology for accessing pinpointed store locations using smartphone or tablet GPS features.

Geographic Location Innovations LLC sued nine companies for infringing its patent entitled “Device, System and Method for Remotely Entering, Storing and Sharing Addresses for a Positional Information Device.” The nearly identical lawsuits said the companies use the patent on their...
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