GM, Toyota, Mercedes Sued Over Accident Technology

Law360, New York (March 14, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- General Motors Corp., Toyota Motor Sales USA, Mercedes-Benz USA LLC and BMW of North America LLC have been slammed with an infringement lawsuit over their in-vehicle communication systems which automatically contact emergency services after major accidents.

Technology patent-holding company Fernandez Innovative Technologies LLC filed a lawsuit Monday against the auto makers, as well as @Road Inc. and GM subsidiary OnStar Corp., seeking damages and an injunction banning the use of the systems.

The patent company, which was founded by patent attorney Dennis Fernandez, claims that the...
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