BMW Struck With Patent Suit Over Plastics Molding

Law360, New York (February 11, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- Three companies have accused BMW of North America LLC of infringing four patents related to plastics molding in the luxury car maker's automobiles sold in the United States.

BMW's infringing conduct will continue unless enjoined, according to the lawsuit, which was filed Tuesday by German patent owner Ferromatik Milacron Maschinebau Gmbh and two Michigan-based companies in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.

The patents-in-suit are U.S. Patent Numbers 5,204,051; 5,246,646; 5,110,533; and 5,114,660. All of them have to do with plastics injection...
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