In related news, Global Locate also responded to SiRF’s complaint against Global Locate in the ITC (Investigation No. 337-TA-596). Global Locate believes that SiRF’s claims are merely a reaction to Global Locate’s continued market successes and that SiRF’s case lacks merit and will fail. Global Locate is prepared to defend against SiRF’s allegations vigorously.
This is just another day in the intellectual property war raging between SiRF and Global Locate. This war started immediately after Global Locate announced it won a deal with TomTom for its entry-level TomTom One product, which previously used SiRF StarIII chipset. Interestingly Global Locate is now also attacking SiRF customers to extend the damage of its complaint. This is pretty surprising, because Global Locate is basically attacking some potential big customers such as Mitac.
Eventually this will be settled one day behind closed doors, intellectual property lawyers being as usual the biggest winners in the case.