BMW, Toyota Flout Interactive System Patents, Suits Say

Law360, New York (June 26, 2012, 12:08 PM EDT) -- Interactive displays and crash notification systems in Toyota Motor Corp. and BMW AG vehicles allegedly infringe five different patents, according to two suits filed Monday in Texas federal court by American Vehicular Sciences LLC.

Frisco, Texas-based American Vehicular Sciences LLC alleges in one lawsuit that BMW has infringed three of its patents for interactive displays in its cars. In a second lawsuit, American Vehicular Sciences says that Toyota has infringed two of its patents for automatic crash notification systems.

"BMW has damaged AVS," the complaint against BMW alleged. "BMW is liable to AVS in an amount to be determined at trial...

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