Car Cos. Sued Over Sound System Integration Patent

Law360, New York (August 28, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Affinity Labs of Texas LLC has targeted some of the world's biggest automakers in its latest suit over a patent for connecting portable audio devices to car sound systems.

In a complaint filed Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, the patent-licensing company accuses the U.S. business units of BMW, Honda, Hyundai, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Toyota and Volkswagen of patent infringement.

The suit claims the auto giants infringe U.S. Patent Number 7,324,833, which covers a system and method for connecting devices such...
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