OscarGlobal Findability, which alleged in a lawsuit that Nicholas Cage’s character in the new film “Knowing”  infringed Global Findability’s patent 7,107,286.  The patent addresses storing global position and altitude information “into a single discrete all-natural number geospatial coordinate measurement representation for identification of a geospatial positional location. . .”  In the movie, Cage’s character perceives that strings of revealed numbers indicate future events and inputs the numbers to Google Maps to determine the location of the event.

Has the litigation raised Global Findability’s profile? Absolutely. Global Findability’s likelihood of success in the litigation?  Not so much.

— Robert J. Yarbrough, Esq.