Honeywell Sues Rival Over Magnetic Sensor Patent

Law360, New York (April 5, 2010, 2:28 PM EDT) -- Honeywell International Inc. has filed suit against Memsic Inc., claiming the growing competitor in the field of magnetic sensors has willfully infringed a patent covering the technology.

Honeywell brought the complaint Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, accusing Memsic of infringing a patent covering a type of magnetic sensor used in navigation and electronic compassing, vehicle detection, position control, and other areas.

In late 2009, Memsic began selling its own line of magnetic sensors, having unsuccessfully made an attempt to buy...
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