Reporter Yang Xia
The picture is from the official website of siweitu
Recently, four-dimensional map new and Baidu electronic map copyright infringement and unfair competition disputes launched a lawsuit against each other. The former circle of partners, officially declared the relationship broken.
According to the existing public information, the business cooperation between SVD and Baidu in the field of electronic map data began in 2009, and the two sides further reached a "cooperation agreement" in 2013.
According to the cooperation agreement, SVD authorized Beijing Baidu Netcom Technology Co., Ltd. and Baidu online network technology (Beijing) Co., Ltd. to use the plaintiff's electronic map works within the scope of the agreement, and pay corresponding license fees to svetuxin. The contract is valid until December 31, 2016. After the contract expired, both parties did not renew the contract.
In 2017, SVD filed a lawsuit against Baidu for using the company's map data and providing vehicle service beyond the contract on the ground of copyright infringement and unfair competition disputes. On November 22, 2017, Beijing Intellectual Property Court accepted the case.
On the evening of November 20, Siwei Tu issued a new notice on the progress of the company's litigation, saying that on November 19, the Beijing intellectual property court ruled on the case, and the result of the judgment was as follows: from the date of this judgment, the defendant Baidu immediately stopped at
In the announcement, svetuxin said that the judgment is the result of the first trial, and there is the possibility that the defendant will appeal against the judgment.
Baidu responded to the verdict on the same day, saying Baidu maps would appeal.
On november 21, baidu told 36 krypton that recently sued Beijing Siwei Zhilian Technology Co., Ltd., Beijing Siwei Tu New Technology Co., Ltd., for infringement of copyright and unfair competition, that the defendant immediately stop infringing Baidu's electronic map works copyright and unfair competition, and publish statements in authoritative media and compensate 90 million yuan for economic losses.
Compared with Baidu map, Gaode map, Sogou map and other maps commonly used by the public, Siwei tuxin is not so well-known at the user end, mainly because it is positioned at the bottom map data supplier facing B end.
Its main business includes navigation business, advanced auxiliary driving and automatic driving business, chip business, location big data service business, Internet of vehicles business, etc. Among them, navigation is the traditional core business of 4D, including map data, data compilation and navigation software. At the beginning of its establishment in 2002, the company has obtained the first batch of grade a surveying and mapping qualification in China, and released China's commercial navigation electronic map in the same year.
However, since June 2014, Shenzhen Tencent industrial investment fund Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Tencent, has transferred part of the equity of China Siwei Surveying and Mapping Technology Co., Ltd., the former controlling shareholder of Siwei tuxin, with a shareholding ratio of 11.28%. SVD has become a listed company with no controlling shareholder and no actual controller. Up to now, Tencent industrial fund is still the second largest shareholder with a shareholding ratio of 8.76%.
According to the enterprise financial report of SVD in 2019, at present, the company is an important partner for the common development and cooperation of domestic and foreign mainstream car manufacturers, new generation vehicle enterprises, Tencent, Didi, Sogou, Huawei, Microsoft and other domestic and foreign high-tech enterprises in the field of navigation.
In addition, in the domestic and foreign car factory map navigation and other business, there is a direct competition between four dimensional map and Baidu map.
The most typical case is that since Tesla entered the Chinese market in 2014, Siwei Tuxin has been the exclusive navigation map supplier of Tesla China. On January 17 this year, Tesla changed the map data service provider from four-dimensional map to Baidu map. On January 20, the four-dimensional chart released a new clarification:
It is worth noting that the case between SVD and Baidu is only one part of the dispute over the copyright of the new electronic map.
In the new four - dimensional chart,
Other basic information of litigation and arbitration. The screenshot is from the semi annual report of 4D in 2020
For example, in addition to the legal dispute with Baidu, the financial report showed that SVD sued Beijing Qihu Technology Co., Ltd. (the main body of 360 company), Lide Space Information Technology Co., Ltd. and Beijing Xiuyou Technology Co., Ltd. in July 2016, they used the Internet map data of SVD without permission to provide Internet map services. In January of 2019, Beijing court of intellectual property rights decided to appeal. The hearing of the second instance ended, but there was no effective judgment that could be enforced.