CENTURY CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--EMG Technology, LLC (EMG), a Santa Monica, Calif.-based company, announced today that Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Mitchell LLP (JMBM) has filed a patent infringement lawsuit on its behalf against Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) in the District Court for the Eastern District of Texas in the Tyler Division. The lawsuit accuses Google of infringing EMG’s U.S. Patent 7,441,196 C1 (‘196), by using EMG’s patented simplified navigation system on smart phones and tablets. The patent has 76 claims and a priority date of November 15, 1999. The complaint seeks money damages and a preliminary and permanent injunction against Google from distributing its Chrome Mobile Browser in the Unites States.
Elliot A. Gottfurcht, Managing Member and lead inventor of EMG’s patent portfolio, explains, “Google’s Chrome Mobile Browser directly infringes the ‘196 patent by displaying mobile webpages on smart phones and tablets using EMG’s patented simplified navigation system, which permits users to navigate a touch screen with unique inputs and to manipulate the screen for zooming and scrolling. Mobile devices, such as smart phones and tablets, made by Motorola (which is owned by Google) and Samsung, use Google’s Chrome Mobile Browser to navigate mobile web sites using EMG’s patented simplified navigation system.”
“The ‘196 patent has successfully emerged from the reexamination at the USPTO that was initiated by Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) in 2010,” says Stanley Gibson, a patent trial attorney and partner at JMBM and author of the Patent Lawyer Blog.
“EMG has licensed its patent portfolio to 40 Fortune 200 companies that use EMG’s technology to display and navigate their mobile web sites on smart phones and tablets,” says Mr. Gottfurcht.
In addition to being an inventor, Mr. Gottfurcht has been a real estate developer in West Los Angeles. He was the original developer of Beverly Park, above the Beverly Hills Hotel; Beverly Glen Park, an 800-home community and The Glen Center above Holmby Hills and the Carriage House, now the “W” Hotel in Westwood Village.
Mr. Gibson, one of JMBM’s lead trial attorneys, successfully prosecuted Gary Michelson M.D.’s patent infringement and breach of contract lawsuit against Medtronic, which resulted in a $570 million verdict for his client. As part of an acquisition of the Michelson patent portfolio, the client received a $1.35 billion payment from Medtronic.