AMR Could Face $18M In Claims Over Boarding Pass Patents

Law360, New York (April 25, 2013, 1:34 PM EDT) -- AMR Corp. may be forced to battle $17.7 million in patent infringement claims after a Texas-based company asked a New York bankruptcy judge Wednesday for permission to sue the airline over its alleged infringement of electronic boarding pass patents.

Aeritas LLC, which has launched similar litigation against several other airlines, claims American Airlines Inc. and other AMR subsidiaries have repeatedly infringed two patents both before it entered bankruptcy and throughout the Chapter 11 process through the use of its wireless e-commerce transactions.

The company filed $7.1...
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