World News: Encyclopaedia Britannica sues TomTom, Magellan

World News:  Encyclopaedia Britannica sues TomTom, Magellan

Encyclopaedia Britannica has sued TomTom, Magellan Navigation and American TV & Appliance for alleged infringement of its patents for a computerised map system.

The lawsuit was filed on May 21st in the US District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin.

The lawsuit seeks to block the defendants from further infringement of the plaintiff’s patents, and also seeks to claim for damages.

Apart from the print and electronic editions of its encyclopaedia, Chicago-headquartered Encyclopaedia Britannica also operates a search and directory website.


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