EMG sues Google for infringing mobile device technology

The company has sued a number of other companies over the same patent

EMG Technology has sued Google in U.S. District Court, alleging that Google's Chrome mobile browser infringes a patent EMG holds related to touch Internet navigation.

The patent, U.S. Patent 7,441,196, relates to viewing, zooming and scrolling Internet content on a wireless device screen.

"Google's Chrome Mobile Browser directly infringes this '196 patent," Elliot Gottfurcht, managing member and the lead inventor of EMG's patent portfolio, said in a statement.

Google did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

EMG has also sued a number of other companies, including Apple, Chrysler and Radio Shack for infringing on the same patent with their mobile applications. EMG and Apple settled their dispute in January 2011.

The Santa Monica-based company is seeking damages and a permanent injunction barring Google from distributing its Chrome mobile browser in the US, according to a statement.

EMG has claimed in previous legal filings to have offices in Tyler, Texas, where the suit was filed in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.

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