Friday, September 12, 2014

Volkswagen Faces Patent Infringement Suit

Case Filed: Sep 04, 2014

Court: District of Delaware

Case Summary:

Rothschild Location Technologies (Rothschild), a Florida based Delaware corporation filed a case against Volkswagen, a Virginia based corporation alleging that the latter has infringed one of their US patents.

Patent in suit:

Patent Number
Issue Date
Expiration Date[i]
Current Assignee[ii]
Device, system and method for remotely entering, storing and sharing addresses for a positional information device
Mar 29, 2011
Apr 28, 2026

The ‘285 patent relates to devices, systems and methods for remotely entering, storing and sharing addresses for a positional information device, e.g. a global positioning system (GPS) device.

As in Complaint:

The complaint alleged that Volkswagen infringed the '285 patent by making, using, selling, offering to sell, and/or importing "Volkswagen’s Car-Net" that are covered by one or more claims of the '285 patent.

For example, Volkswagen’s Car-Net provides a system for remotely entering location information into a positional information device. This Car-Net server is configured in Volkswagen to receive a request of at least one location, determine the address of that particular location and transmits the determined address to the positional information device. E.g. this Application is implemented in such a way that it allows the user to know where they last parked their car.

Rothschild adds that it has been damaged by the foregoing acts of infringement of its patents by Volkswagen and will continue to be damaged by such infringement unless enjoined by this Court.

Other cases filed:

Rothschild filed cases against defendants including Hyundai Motor America, Volvo Cars or North America, LLC on the same day in the U.S. District court of Delaware.

See 1:14-CV-01129 for more details. To get alerts on cases filed/closed, subscribe to our Litigation Alerts.

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[i] Expected expiration date. Patent Term Estimator is a free web-based tool that automatically calculates patent terms and expiration dates for U.S. utility patents.
[ii] MaxVal offers Patent Assignment Alert service where subscribers receive email alerts when assignments relating to target applications, patents or entities of interest are recorded.

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