Google is being sued by California-based EMG over technologies used in its Chrome mobile web browser.
EMG filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, alleging that Google's Chrome web browser infringes patents relating to its zooming and scrolling functions.
EMG is seeking financial damages from Google and wants to prevent the company from distributing the Chrome mobile web browser in the U.S.
"Google's Chrome Mobile Browser directly infringes the patent by displaying mobile web pages on smartphones and tablets using EMG's patented simplified navigation system, which permits users to navigate a touch-screen with unique inputs," said Elliot Gottfurcht, lead inventor of EMG's patent portfolio. "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 websites using EMG's patented simplified navigation system."
Google isn't the only company on EMG's radar, as it has also sued Apple, Chrysler, and Radio Shack for infringing the same patent.
This article was originally published on the Inquirer.
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