The plot thickens – perhaps Google should have taken a break from buying social gaming/software companies and acquired Skyhook before the lawsuits started
In a separate suit, also filed Wednesday, Skyhook accused Google of infringing on Skyhook’s patented methods of determining location.
The two companies are fighting for the lead in the nascent but promising business of location-based data that uses GPS or Wi-Fi signals to locate phone users. These services not only direct people to businesses, but collect information about where people are. That is valuable information that lets marketers direct advertising to people where and when they are most likely to buy.