Lyft and Uber Hit over Apps’ Route Guidance Features

  • March 22, 2019
  • Category: New Patent Litigation
    Market Sector: Automotive

Recently formed Delaware entity Route Guidance Systems LLC has launched a litigation campaign over a patent assigned to it by Equitable IP Corporation. The patent is broadly directed to providing route guidance to vehicles, with the NPE touting as advantages of the disclosed systems “that the transmission channel between the central computer and the vehicle need not be kept permanently open” and “that drivers can be informed as to the best routes for their vehicles to take to their respective destinations, in such manner that traffic congestion pertinent to the routes is taken into account”. Route Guidance Systems accuses Lyft (1:19-cv-00556) of infringement through the operation of its Lyft Driver App and Lyft App; and Uber (1:19-cv-00557), through its Uber Driver App.

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