Electronics Maker Can't Claim Invalidity In Car Seat Patent Row

Law360, Los Angeles (November 27, 2013, 7:11 PM EST) -- A California federal judge on Wednesday found that Rosen Entertainment Systems LP can’t argue that a patent for entertainment systems in the headrests of car seats is invalid because it agreed in a contract not to make such an argument.

U.S. District Judge R. Gary Klausner wrote Wednesday that the agreement Rosen signed as part of a 2009 licensing deal for the car seats precluded it from claiming the patent is invalid, finding that policies favoring the enforcement of private agreements take precedence over Rosen’s claims....
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