SAN DIEGO – The makers
of certain models of Android-powered smartphones are accused of using a
San Diego company's patented technology without a license.
InfoGation Corp. filed a complaint on March 30 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California against the
Huawei Device USA Inc., Huawei Device Co. LTD, and Huawei Device (Dongguan) Co.
alleging patent infringement.
According to the complaint, the
plaintiff alleges that it is the owner of a patent titled Mobile
Navigation System Operating with a Remote Server, or patent '843. The
plaintiff holds Huawei Device USA Inc., Huawei Device Co. LTD, and
Huawei Device (Dongguan) Co., responsible because the some models of the
defendants' smartphones allegedly use the plaintiff's patented
technology for navigation features.
The plaintiff requests a
trial by jury and seeks monetary damages, interest, permanent
injunction, all legal fees, and any other relief as the court deems
just. It is represented by Michael L. Kirby and Heather W. Schallhorn of
Kirby & Kirby LLP in San Diego and by representatives of Smith,
Gambrell & Russell LLP in Washington, D.C.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California Case number 3:17-cv-00647-WQH-BGS