Conversant Hits Tesla Twice

May 22, 2020

Conversant Wireless Licensing, S.à.r.l. (f/k/a Core Wireless Licensing S.a.r.l.), a subsidiary of Conversant Intellectual Property Management, Inc. (Conversant IP), has filed two US suits against Tesla (6:20-cv-00323, 6:20-cv-00324) over the provision of its automobiles, including the Model S, Model 3, Model X, Model Y, Cybertruck, and Roadster. At issue are “connected products” that allow for the automobiles to have cellular connectivity. Six network communications patents are at issue across the two suits, with Conversant pleading that it received the patents as part of a portfolio of nearly 2,000 assets from Nokia and that the patents asserted in each case are telecommunication SEPs (“standard essential patents”) also offered in the Avanci patent pool, among others.

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