BMW Says Dealerships Don't Create Venue For Patent Fight

Law360 (November 17, 2020, 7:51 PM EST) -- BMW of North America LLC told an Atlanta federal judge on Tuesday that northern Georgia is an improper venue for a patent infringement suit against its remote-start vehicle technology because it can't be tied to BMW dealerships in the area.

The company is seeking to dismiss or transfer a suit brought in May by Georgia company Omega Patents LLC alleging that BMW uses Omega's patented auto-start system without permission.

During oral arguments on BMW's motions, Kara A. Specht of Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner LLP, an attorney for BMW North America, said the company doesn't mind litigating in northern Georgia...

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