Apple is Geoscope Technologies Pte. Ltd, a company organized under the laws of Singapore and registered to do business in the State of Virginia. The company owns six of his patents related to the field of mobile device location services. The company claims that it infringes intellectual property acquired by Apple’s mobile devices, particularly the iPhone and Apple Watch. The lawsuit says the original inventor of the six patents will testify at trial.
Location-based services are software services that use geographic data to provide information to you or perform other functions for you based on your location. Location-based services include, among others, maps, navigation services (such as driving directions), local search (such as finding nearby restaurants), social networking, and targeted advertising.
The complaint states, “Apple has recognized and promoted the importance and benefits of location-based services. For example, apple website When describing Apple’s Location Services, “Location Services allow Apple and third-party apps and websites to collect and use information based on your current location of your iPhone or Apple Watch to provide various location services. For example, an app can use your location data and location search queries to find nearby coffee shops or theaters, or your device can automatically set your time zone based on your current location. You may.”
The company specifically points to Apple’s iPhone and Apple Watch as two devices using location services that infringe Geoscope Technologies’ patents.
Below are the patents mentioned in the Six Count lawsuit.
7,561,104: How to Change the Calibration Data Used to Locate Mobile Units
8,400,358: How to Change the Calibration Data Used to Locate Mobile Units
8,786,494: How to Change the Calibration Data Used to Locate Mobile Units
8,406,753: Systems and Methods for Generating Position Estimates Using Uniform and Nonuniform Grid Points
9,097,784: Systems and Methods for Collecting and Correcting Calibration Data
8,320,264: Method and Apparatus for Determining Path Loss by Active Signal Detection
For more information on this highly technical case, please read the plaintiffs’ full complaint filed with the court in the SCRIBD document below, courtesy of Patently Apple.