Lawsuit Asking Court to Shut Down Google Earth

Just couple of hours from Google’s big keynote address and I’ve just read a blog entry that a company is trying to have Google Earth shutdown due to patent infringement. Here’s the article in the Arizona Republic newspaper (Arizona is where the case is being heard). Let’s hope Google is able to settle this case before a shutdown is necessary. According to the story, Google has until January 18th to respond to the motion.

About Frank Taylor

Frank Taylor started the Google Earth Blog in July, 2005 shortly after Google Earth was first released. He has worked with 3D computer graphics and VR for many years and was very impressed with this exciting product. Frank completed a 5.5 year circumnavigation of the earth by sailboat in June 2015 which you can read about at Tahina Expedition, and is a licensed pilot, backpacker, diver, and photographer.


  1. Anonymous says:

    these skyline people are a bunch of scammers trying profit out of google, its the most absurd thing i ever heard of

  2. I don’t think they see that google is the eBay of search engines. If you take them on you are going to lose. Hell why don’t they propose a take over bid. That should dhut them up 🙂

  3. they just trying to make money

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