Josh Marchi, Jeff King, Paul Rosenberger, Dan Chambers

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Josh Marchi, Jeff King, Paul Rosenberger,

Dan Chambers



Patent Liability Analysis



“Reverse Geocache” Box


Locked box that will only open after one or more pre
-
determined GPS locations have been visited


Directs user to next location by GPS coordinates,
compass heading, or text description displayed on
LCD.


Route stored on microSD card located inside the box,
able to be reprogrammed by PC


RFID “master key” to allow access to box without
finishing puzzle



An ability to obtain and decode global positioning data in
order to verify if current location matches pre
-
determined
desired location.


An ability to utilize accelerometer and magnetometer data
to determine a compass heading with tilt compensation.


An ability to access and interpret files located on a microSD
card.


An ability to display information to the user via an LCD
display.


An ability to identify an RFID tag using an RFID reader.



Treasure

hunt

game utilizing

GPS

equipped wireless
communications devices


US Patent 6,320,495


Treasure

hunt

game utilizing wireless communications
devices and

location

positioning technology


US Patent 6,932,698


Method, system and apparatus for

location
-
based
gaming


US Patent 7,946,919


Treasure

hunt

game utilizing

GPS

equipped wireless
communications devices


Claims:


A method of playing a game, from start to finish


Using GPS equipped wireless communication device


To determine the location of the said device


To retrieve messages based on location and other participants
via wireless communication from a server


Display new information to guide user to destination





Treasure

hunt

game utilizing wireless communications
devices and

location

positioning technology


Claims:


A method of playing a game, from start to finish


Using GPS equipped wireless communication device


To determine the location of the said device


To retrieve messages based on location and other participants
via wireless communication from a server


Display new information to guide user to destination


Difference from 6,320,495


Included other means of location positioning not present


OTD, RTD, AOA, TOA or cell
-
ID



Possible Infringement:


Literal?

No.


Doctrine of Equivalents? Maybe.


The patents and RevGeo use GPS to locate position


For the patents, information, such as destination and
distance, is transmitted wirelessly


RevGeo calculates distance on
-
chip and contains stored
destinations; no wireless transmitting is required


Also, RevGeo doesn’t communicate among other devices




Method, system and apparatus for

location
-
based
gaming


Claims:


Method to display information on an electronic display


Determine location of device using GPS


Determine distance between user and a target with a
ranging device


Transmits information to server to retrieve more data


Essentially, a computerized game in the physical space
(i.e.
-

multiplayer game using computers but outside)



Possible Infringements:


Literal?

No.


Doctrine of Equivalents? Maybe.


The patent and RevGeo uses GPS to determine geographical
location


The patent transmits the location to a centralized location in
order to retrieve information regarding the game