“Google Inc., the world’s largest Internet search engine and maker of the Android operating system for mobile devices, was sued by Skyhook Wireless Inc. for infringing nine patents for global positioning detection,” Phil Milford reports for Bloomberg.

“The lawsuit targets location-identification technology including ‘Google Maps’ used by Google customers in products such as tablet computers, according to a complaint filed by Boston-based Skyhook yesterday in federal court in Delaware,” Milford reports. “Mountain View, California-based Google is using the inventions “without authority or license from Skyhook,” and should pay damages after a jury trial, according to court papers.”

Milford reports, “Skyhook also seeks an injunction against further infringement by Google.”

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