Gabriel Technologies has filed a lawsuit against San Diego-based Qualcomm. The lawsuit claims that SnapTrack, which is owned by Qualcomm, breached the joint development agreement.
The complaint accused Qualcomm of procuring more than 90 separate patents by falsely claiming ownership and sought over $1 billion in damages. The disputed technology involves significant refinements and enhancements to “assisted GPS.”
Assisted GPS allows global positioning technology to be integrated into mobile devices, which provides a variety of wireless services such as driving directions, identifying closest restaurants or banks and tracking of assets or individuals for safety or in emergency situations.
In related news, Qualcomm and Nokia have settled their 3-year-long royalty dispute with the Espoo, Finland handset maker agreeing to pay the chipmnaker roughly $2.3 billion. The legal battle stemmed from how much in royalties Nokia should pay Qualcomm for using its chips in its 3G wireless devices.
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