SAN FRANCISCO U-Nav Microelectronics Corp. has filed in U.S. District Court an answer and counterclaim to the complaint for patent infringement filed by SiRF Technology Inc.
filed a patent infringement suit against u-Nav (Irvine, Calif.) in August. Both companies provide GPS-enabled location technology.
"We have great respect for the protection of IP, and consequently have taken this suit very seriously," said Russ Garcia, u-Nav president and CEO, in a statement. "Based upon our examination of the patents in question, we believe that u-Nav products do not infringe and we have vigorously defended this position in our answer and counterclaim."
Pete Fowler, u-Nav vice president of sales, said the company has built a strong intellectual property (IP) position since 1993, when the core of the company's GPS technology was developed.
"Based on this technology, u-Nav has and will continue to enable many new high volume GPS applications," Fowler said., "u-Nav will be releasing several new leading edge products over the coming weeks and months."