VW, Bentley Get Claims Pared In Car Safety Patent Row

Law360, New York (September 23, 2014, 2:36 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge has tossed willful infringement claims in a suit alleging Volkswagen Group of America Inc. and Bentley Motors Inc. ripped off Signal IP’s car safety technology, saying the automakers didn’t know about the safety patents before the suit was filed.

U.S. District Judge John A. Kronstadt on Friday granted the automakers’ July bid to toss the postsuit and presuit willful infringement claims in the suit accusing them of infringing six patents, including one for a radar system used to detect when objects enter a...
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