VW, Hyundai, Kia Hit With $13M Infringement Verdict

Law360, New York (November 4, 2010, 12:51 PM EDT) -- A jury has awarded patent-licensing company Affinity Labs of Texas LLC roughly $13 million, finding that Hyundai Motor America Inc., Volkswagen Group of America Inc. and Kia Motors America Inc. infringe two patents covering car audio technology.

The jury in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas handed down the verdict last Tuesday after an eight-day trial, holding Hyundai and its subsidiary Kia liable for roughly $2.4 million and $406,000 in damages, respectively, and hitting Volkswagen with $10.1 million in royalties for infringing...
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