New NPE Asserts Former ATI and AMD Patents Against Four Automakers and Their Suppliers
- December 23, 2015
Advanced Silicon Technologies LLC (AST) launched its first litigation campaign on December 21, 2015, accusing BMW (1:15-cv-1178), Honda (1:15-cv-1179), Toyota (1:15-cv-1180), and Volkswagen (1:15-cv-1181) of infringing several patents through the sale of infotainment systems within their vehicles. AST also filed separate suits against companies that supply allegedly infringing components for inclusion in those on-board infotainment systems: Fujitsu (1:15-cv-01174), Harman (1:15-cv-01173), NVIDIA (1:15-cv-01177), Texas Instruments (1:15-cv-01175), and Renesas (1:15-cv-01176). The complaints attach multiple claim charts, identifying exemplar chips sold by, e.g., Harman and TI for inclusion by BMW, NVIDIA for inclusion by BMW and Volkswagen (Audi), Renesas for inclusion by Honda and Volkswagen (Golf), and Fujitsu for inclusion by Toyota.