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26 january 2021 23:54:21

New lawsuit claims Apple Maps infringed on navigation-related patents
(iMore iPhone)

Even Apple Maps is getting its own lawsuit. What you need to know Apple is being sued by New Jersey-based Omnitek about its Apple Maps service. Omnitek claims Apple infringed on patents relating to how users input start and endpoints for a route. As reported by AppleInsider, a new lawsuit has been filed against Apple claiming that its Maps app infringes on two different navigation-related patents. The complaint was filed by New Jersey-based Omnitek in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California on Tuesday. The patents in question focus on `providing driving directions without text entry.` Omnitek holds a portfolio of patents, and claims that Apple Maps infringes on technologies described in two of them: U.S. Patent Nos. 8,645,057 and 8,224,569. Both are focused on software-based driving directions, and detail methods of providing driving directions without text entry. The technology enables users to use methods other than text to select start...

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