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Micrografx owns graphics in Android phones – and GOOGLE MAPS
Google, Motorola and Samsung are fielding new patent suits from Corel-owned Micrografx over graphics rendering, covering a slew of Android-based products as well as the Chocolate Factor's Google Maps.
The '633 patent's central claim covers:
“1. A computerized system comprising:
- a storage medium;
- a processor coupled to the storage medium;
- a computer program stored in the storage medium, the computer program operable to run on the processor, the computer program further operable to:
- access an external shape stored outside the computer program, the external shape comprising external capabilities; and
- delegate the production of a graphical image of the external shape to the external capabilities".
The '854 and '732 patents cover vector graphics processing over a network – with a particular eye to improving Internet graphics performance – and formed the basis of the Quicksilver product.
In its filing against Samsung, Micrografx lines up the Chromebook and a bunch of products in the Galaxy range, while its filing against Google/Motorola names products in the Nexus, and Droid ranges, along with the Moto X, Photon Q 4G, Chromebook Pixel, Chrome browser, and Google Maps. ®
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