Cruise Control Technologies filed 10 separate suits against Audi, BMW, Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, Jaguar, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Subaru, and Volvo alleging that the defendants’ vehicular cruise control products infringe a patent related to a cruise control indicator. These are the first patent infringement suits initiated by Cruise Control Technologies. The patent-in-suit was invented by Kumar Patel, and was assigned to Empire IP in September 2012. Cruise Control Technologies received the patent from Empire IP in December 2012. Other Empire IP patent assertion entities include CreateAds,E-Contact Technologies, LBS Innovations, Potter Voice Technologies, Rotatable Technologies,andSmartFit Solutions. 12/21, District of Delaware, 1:2012cv01753; 1:2012cv01754; 1:2012cv01755; 1:2012cv01756; 1:2012cv01757; 1:2012cv01758; 1:2012cv01759; 1:2012cv01760; 1:2012cv01761; 1:2012cv01762.
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