Mercedes Exits Electronic Parking Brake IP Suit

Law360, New York (June 11, 2010, 11:21 AM EDT) -- Mercedes-Benz USA LLC has been dropped from a patent infringement suit brought by 55 Brake LLC against a number of major automakers over an electronic parking brake system.

Judge B. Lynn Winmill for the U.S. District Court for the District of Idaho signed off Thursday on the stipulation of dismissal. The order did not indicate whether the parties had settled the claims, though each side will cover its own costs.

Attorneys for Mercedes and for Cascade, Idaho-based 55 Brake could not immediately be reached for comment....
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