Delphi Strikes First To Evade Vehicle Sensor Patents

Law360, New York (March 5, 2010, 1:59 PM EST) -- Spooked by a rival vehicle system designer's recent infringement suit against major automakers, Delphi Automotive Systems LLC has filed a declaratory judgment suit arguing that it doesn't infringe the rival's patents for passenger sensor technology to control air bags.

In an attempt to beat Vehicle Occupant Sensing Systems LLC to the punch, Delphi, IEE Sensing Inc. and Elesys North America Inc. filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan on Thursday.

The suit alleges that the Voss patents asserted in...
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