American Navigation Systems (AmNav) sued Apple and Samsung this week for alleged infringement of a patent related to a hand-held GPS mapping system (5,902,347). AmNav’s complaints accuse Apple and Samsung smartphones, tablets, and personal computers that include defendants’ mapping applications. This appears to be the first time AmNav has asserted the ‘347 patent in litigation. RPX reviewed ‘347, along with another AmNav patent in the same family (5,987,380), in an open market opportunity in January 2009 (OT Spring 2009 Auction). 5/12, Florida Middle District Court, 8:14cv01130, 8:14cv01131
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