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Waze

In 2009, WAZE tried to patent:

1.   determining an optimal route from A to B, and

2.   using real-time traffic information continually to re-determine the optimal route while traveling along it.

... not very different to detouring into back roads when faced with a traffic jam.

And, WAZE was in no rush to get this patent granted - keeping it "Patent Pending" for 6 years! Basically, it had much more "deterrence value" as a "pending patent" than "enforcement value" as a "granted patent".

In 2014, the patent was bought by: ...

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