Hyundai's Case For Coverage Of A Patent Suit

Law360, New York (September 30, 2010, 4:07 PM EDT) -- Carmaker Hyundai Motor America recently engineered insurance coverage for a patent infringement defense of its website. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals held that the “advertising injury” clause of Hyundai’s insurance policies covered the cost of defending a patent infringement lawsuit brought in the Eastern District of Texas by patent holding company Orion IP LLC.

Orion IP accused Hyundai of infringement based on its build-your-own (BYO) vehicle feature on Hyundai’s website. Hyundai Motor America v. National Union Fire Ins. Co., et al., __ F.3d __ (9th...
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