A California inventor has filed patent-infringement complaints against Google, Microsoft and Apple, alleging the three tech giants have improperly used mapping technology he developed beginning in the early 2000s.

Represented by Mateo Z. Fowler of Los Angeles, Never-Search Inc. alleges the three companies have used technology belonging to Never-Search founder Keith Kreft without securing licenses to do so.

Headshot of attorney Mateo Fowler Mateo Z. Fowler, founding member of MZF Law Firm. (Courtesy photo)