Familiar Figure Returns to Litigation, Targeting Smartphone Maps Apps
- February 8, 2020
Category: New Patent LitigationMarket Sector: Mobile Communications and Devices
NavBlazer, LLC has filed separate Western District of Texas lawsuits against Apple (6:20-cv-00085), LG Electronics (LGE) (6:20-cv-00095), and Samsung (6:20-cv-00089), each complaint asserting both members of a two-patent family generally related to GPS vehicle navigation. The defendants are accused of infringement through the provision of mobile devices equipped with GPS and apps that account for traffic conditions when providing navigation guidance (i.e., for Apple, various iPhones and iPads together with Apple Maps; and for Samsung and LGE, various mobile device series, each together with the Google Maps app). While these suits are the first for NavBlazer, they are not the first for the inventor behind the plaintiff; Raymond Anthony Joao is no stranger to the assertion of patents in federal court.