PJC Adds Hyundai, Kia As Targets In Patent Suit Spree

Law360, New York (October 31, 2011, 7:01 PM EDT) -- Patent-holding company PJC Logistics LLC hit Hyundai Kia Automotive Group divisions Hyundai Motor America and Kia Motor America Inc. with two separate but nearly identical suits Friday claiming the automakers infringed its vehicle tracking patent.

The Hewitt, Texas-based PJC allege in California federal court that both Hyundai and Kia knowingly and intentionally manufactured and sold vehicle tracking and monitoring systems that infringe its car tracking system, according to the complaints.

At issue is U.S. Patent Number 5,223,844, entitled “Vehicle Tracking and Security System.”

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Case Title

PJC Logistics, LLC v. Hyundai Motor America


Case Number

3:11-cv-02511

Court

California Southern

Nature of Suit

Patent

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Janis L. Sammartino

Date Filed

October 28, 2011


Case Title

PJC Logistics, LLC v. KIA Motors America, Inc.


Case Number

3:11-cv-02515

Court

California Southern

Nature of Suit

Patent

Judge

Janis L. Sammartino

Date Filed

October 31, 2011

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