Affinity Labs Hits Car Stereo Cos. With Patent Suit

Law360, New York (September 2, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- After launching actions last week against some of the world’s biggest automakers and automotive electronics companies, Affinity Labs of Texas LLC has accused a bevy of leading stereo makers of infringing its patent for connecting portable audio devices to car sound systems.

In a complaint filed Friday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, the patent-licensing company asserts infringement of US Patent Number 7,324,833 by Alpine Electronics of America Inc.; Clarion Corp. of America; Fujitsu Ten Corp. of America Inc.; JVC Americas...
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