Hyundai, Kia To Pay Royalties In Car Audio IP Suit

Law360, New York (March 30, 2011, 7:48 PM EDT) -- Hyundai Motor America Inc. and its subsidiary Kia Motors America Inc. must pay a technology company ongoing royalties on automobiles they sold that a jury found infringed car audio systems patents, a Texas federal judge ruled Wednesday.

Judge Ron Clark of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas ordered the companies to pay Affinity Labs of Texas LLC $14.50 per accused vehicle sold. In November, a jury ordered Hyundai and Kia to pay $2.4 million and $406,000 in damages for infringing U.S. Patent...
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