Eclipse IP Sues Aston Martin and Volvo
Eclipse IP filed two separate suits against Aston Martin and Volvo alleging that defendants’ vehicle navigation systems infringe two patents related to notification systems that analyze traffic flow data and alert a driver to future predicaments along a travel path. Eclipse IP has filed more than 20 suits since May 2011 against over 20 defendants including other automotive companies such as the Honda Motor Company and Nissan. The patents-in-suit were assigned by the inventor, Scott A. Hortstemeyer, to Martin Kelly Jones of ArrivalStar before being assigned to Eclipse IP in January 2011. Scott A. Horstemeyer is reportedly a partner/attorney at the IP law firm, Thomas Kayden Horstemeyer & Risley LLP. 11/28, Central District of California, assigned to Magistrate Judge Arthur Nakazato, 8:2012cv02059; 12/3, Central District of California, assigned to Judge John A. Kronstadt and referred to Magistrate Judge Fernando M. Olguin, 2:2012cv10139.