Fed. Circ. Puts Nail In Suit Against Verizon, GM

By Ben James (January 7, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- A federal appeals court has upheld a Wisconsin judge's decision to grant summary judgment to defendants General Motors Corp. and Verizon Wireless in a suit brought by patent-holding company Vehicle IP LLC over a mobile navigation system patent.

On Tuesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit handed down an opinion affirming Judge Barbara Crabb's March 2008 decision to grant summary judgment to the defendants on VIP's infringement claims.

The defendants are GM and its OnStar unit, Cellco Partnership (d/b/a Verizon Wireless) and Networks In Motion Inc.

VIP first filed the suit in the U.S. District Court for the...

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