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Patent trollin’: Traxwell Technologies sues Apple again

Another day, another lawsuit. As noted by AppleInsider, Traxcell Technologies has filed a new lawsuit against Apple claiming that Apple Maps infringes on one of its navigation patents.

In January, the non-practicing entity — in other words, a “patent troll” — sued Apple  on claims that the company’s Maps product infringes on two U.S. patents. The IP covers locating and providing directional assistance to devices on a mobile network and hardware that facilitates such capabilities.

The new alleges that Apple Maps infringes on a Traxcell-owned patent, U.S. Pat. No. 10,820,147. The patent relates to technologies for a “mobile wireless device providing off-line and on-line geographic navigation information.”alleges that Apple Maps infringes on a Traxcell-owned patent, U.S. Pat. No. 10,820,147. The patent relates to technologies for a “mobile wireless device providing off-line and on-line geographic navigation information.”

A “patent troll” is an individual or an organization that purchases and holds patents for unscrupulous purposes such as stifling competition or launching patent infringement suits. In legal terms, a patent troll is a type of non-practicing entity: someone who holds a patent but is not involved in the design or manufacture of any product or process associated with that patent.

the authorDennis Sellers
Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.
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