Toyota, Affinity Labs Settle Car Audio Patent Suit

Law360, New York (June 24, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Toyota Motor North America Inc. has become the first automaker to reach an agreement with patent-holding firm Affinity Labs of Texas LLC in an infringement suit over a patent that covers a system and method for connecting portable audio devices to auto sound systems.

On Tuesday, Judge Ron Clark of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas signed an order dismissing with prejudice all claims for alleged past patent infringement between the companies and dismissing without prejudice all other claims, included those related...
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