Google Loses Bid To Keep Maps Patent Row In San Francisco

Law360, San Francisco (January 6, 2017, 5:59 PM EST) -- A California federal judge on Friday tossed Google's suit seeking declaratory judgment that its mobile navigation software doesn't infringe an InfoGation Corp. patent, finding the most "orderly solution" would be for Google to intervene in a related, first-filed case in a federal court in San Diego.

U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria granted InfoGation's motion to dismiss the San Francisco action, saying "it makes no sense" for related actions to proceed "at the same time in different federal courts in California."

Google is not named in InfoGation's Southern District patent suits against phone makers ZTE, HTC and Huawei, filed in July last...

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