Auto Giants Dodge Bullet In Fed. Circ. Ruling

Law360, New York (August 10, 2011, 7:25 PM EDT) -- The Federal Circuit handed eight prominent automakers, including Audi AG, Subaru of America Inc. and BMW, a major victory on Wednesday when it shot down MHL Tek LLC’s right to bring a patent infringement suit over tire pressure sensor technology.

In a precedential decision, a three-judge panel ruled MHL Tek did not have standing to sue over patents related to the tire pressure monitoring system that is required by law in all vehicles less than 10,000 pounds made after Sept. 1, 2007.

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