Ford Infringed Electronics Systems Patents: Suit

Law360, New York (July 1, 2011, 2:04 PM EDT) -- Eagle Harbor Holdings LLC slapped Ford Motor Co. with a lawsuit in federal court in Washington state on Thursday, claiming that automotive electronics systems in Ford, Lincoln and Mercury vehicles infringe several Eagle Harbor-owned patents.

Technology development company Eagle Harbor, along with subsidiary and patent licensee Medius Tech LLC filed a six-count complaint naming Ford as the sole defendant, and accusing the Dearborn, Mich.-based auto giant of willfully infringing the plaintiffs' patents. 

From 2002 through 2008, inventor Dan Preston met and communicated with Ford about the...
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