Individual inventor Sholem Weisner has sued Alphabet (Google) (1:20-cv-02862) in the Southern District of New York over the provision of Google Maps, targeting that service’s “Your Timeline” and “Your Places” features. A single patent, generally related to creating a history of a user’s physical location by tracking location through a mobile app, is asserted, the patent issuing to Weisner and Shmuel Nemanov, both of New York, New York. Weisner pleads that he “has produced a module for a software product that exploits” the asserted patent and that Google’s alleged infringement of it “causes harm to Weisner in the form of price erosion, loss of goodwill, damage to reputation, loss of business opportunities, inadequacy of money damages, and direct and indirect competition”.
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