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Google Maps And Ipad Maps App Challenged In The Middle District of Florida

Publication Date: 
March 01, 2012
Source: 
Mondaq
Author: 
Richard Dellinger

Professor Mark A. Lemley was quoted in the following article by Richard Delinger of Mondaq on patent infringement cases in the Middle District of Florida.

Panomap Technologies, LLC has filed a patent infringement claim in the Orlando federal court. The lawsuit, filed on February 24, 2012, alleges that Panomap owns exclusive rights to mapping technology used by Google Maps and by Apple on its iPhone and iPad devices. Both Google and Apple have not yet been served and have not yet had an opportunity to present their defenses to the patent infringement claims.

The Middle District of Florida is widely known as a favorable jurisdiction for patent infringement lawsuits. An article by Professor Mark Lemley of the Stanford Law School ranked the Orlando Division to be the highest based on length of time to resolution and success rates for patent holders. Annual reports by Price Waterhouse regularly rank the Middle District of Florida among the top jurisdictions for patent holders seeking a resolution of disputes.

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“The Middle District of Florida is widely known as a favorable jurisdiction for patent infringement lawsuits. An article by Professor Mark Lemley of the Stanford Law School ranked the Orlando Division to be the highest based on length of time to resolution and success rates for patent holders.”