Google Says Maps Patent Fight Belongs In Northern Calif.

Law360, San Francisco (January 5, 2017, 8:09 PM EST) -- Google asked a California federal judge in San Francisco on Thursday not to toss its suit seeking declaratory judgment that its mobile navigation software doesn't infringe an InfoGation Corp. patent, saying InfoGation litigation in San Diego against makers of phones that run Google Maps targeted the wrong defendants in the wrong jurisdiction.

Google is not named in the Southern District patent suits against ZTE, HTC and Huawei filed in July last year, but the cases claim that the combination of Google Maps software and smartphone hardware infringes on InfoGation's GPS navigation systems' intellectual property.

U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria said he...

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