North South Holdings has filed a complaint against T-Mobile USA, alleging patent infringement over the use of geo-location technology.
North South, an intellectual property development company, is filing the suit through its wholly owned subsidiary, Guidance IP. The patent in question deals with cell phone geo-location technology that T-Mobile currently uses on its network. North South acquired the patent, along with 200 other, from Harris Corporation in 2012.
T-Mobile did not immediately respond to requests for comment on the lawsuit.
“This is the first complaint filed on the patents North South acquired from Harris Corporation, but we anticipate more. This is a valuable portfolio and we will continue to demonstrate its worth as we move towards our merger with Spherix Incorporated,” North South CEO Anthony Hayes said in a statement.
North South, formed in 2012, has agreed to be acquired by Spherix Incorporated. North South was founded to buy patents and monetize them through sales, litigation or licensing.