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Volkswagen, Nissan Nix Claims In Joao Patents At PTAB

Law360, New York (January 30, 2017, 5:20 PM EST) -- The Patent Trial and Appeal Board on Friday invalidated parts of three patents that belong to a New York holding company and relate to a vehicle security system, capping a series of recent decisions based on challenges brought by Volkswagen and Nissan.

Volkswagen Group of America Inc. and Nissan North America Inc. separately sought inter partes review of Joao Control & Monitoring Systems LLC patents after being sued for infringement in 2014. The automakers were accused of violating a total of four patents.

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