Corrino Holdings LLC is a private limited company and has been operating since 2012. The company has recently filed individual suits at the California District Court, against Facebook, Snap, the parent company of Snapchat and Foursquare app for allegedly infringing US patents relating to the GPS technology owned by them.

The patents in question relate to technology that notifies users of nearby services or allows them to search for services within a certain geographical range. This technology is supposed to work more effectively than a regular GPS system by updating the user of services that are nearby. Corrino alleged that Facebook has infringed the patents by offering apps for mobile phones and other devices that incorporate their technology. Further, the company also claimed that Instagram's mobile app provides users with technology that clearly infringes the patents in question. Whereas, in its claim against Snap, it is alleged that the Snapchat app infringes the patents by providing a location-targeting service that provides the location of the user for local advertisers to target.

Corrino has prayed for damages in all the four lawsuits.

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