Motorola Mobility sued for source code theft
A private software and systems developer known as Lemko Corporation, filed a complaint against Motorola Mobility earlier this week, alleging theft over trade secrets. According to the documents, Motorola is said to have hired an engineer who helped develop unique code while employed for Lemko. Later, without licensing the proprietary code, said engineer used the secret sauce on Motorola’s behalf. Specifically, the code relates server side network-based positioning and locating technology.
Lemko’s unique software-based PDE and accompanying source code can be embedded in every base station and in every cellular phone. Lemko’s PDE system when combined with A-GPS technology helps determine a cell phone’s precise geo-location. The ability to calculate and send location information is central to the success of timely response to E911 emergency calls and many other appications that use geo-location.