Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/09/12/corel_reanimates_zombie_brand_for_patent_case/

Corel re-animates zombie brand for patent case

Micrografx owns graphics in Android phones – and GOOGLE MAPS

By Richard Chirgwin

Posted in Law, 12th September 2013 03:02 GMT

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.

Micrografx – a brand that faded from view more than a decade ago after its acquisition by Corel – is claiming that both Samsung and Google (jointly with Motorola) infringe three of its patents.

The patents are US 5,959,633, 6,057,854, and 6,552,732.

The '633 patent's central claim covers:

“1. A computerized system comprising:

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. ®