Audi, Others Can’t Escape IP Suit Over Fuel Use Technology


An Illinois federal judge ruled Wednesday that Audi, Chrysler and Mercedes-Benz must face allegations brought by a company that claims to hold the patent for technology that alerts drivers when they are burning too much fuel...

The judge issued a series of rulings Wednesday both denying summary judgment to three major automotive companies and outlining how he defined the patent claims. Because of the rulings, Audi of America Inc., Mercedes-Benz USA LLC and Fiat Chrysler, or FCA USA LLC, will have to face the lawsuits.

“This is a vindication of some of the positions we’ve been taking and we’re extremely pleased with the result,” James Shimota of Haynes & Boone LLP, representing Velocity, told Law360...

Velocity is represented by James Shimota, Howard Levin and Aaron Taggart of Haynes and Boone LLP.

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