Chrysler, Mercedes Register Win in Patent Dispute

Law360, New York (March 17, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- DaimlerChrysler Corp. and Mercedes-Benz USA Inc. have scored their second major victory in under a month in their complicated Internet patent dispute with two holding companies, with a jury finding a third-party defendant liable for violating an earlier settlement.

The jury said Friday that holding company Orion IP LLC had breached its warranty in transferring certain claims of a patent to holding company Taurus IP LLC despite a 2006 settlement with DaimlerChrysler and Mercedes-Benz pledging not to do such a thing.

The patent in question, titled...
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