Georgia NPE Keeps Automotive Campaign Arising from Former IV Patents Alive

December 12, 2020

After quick dismissals in separate cases filed previously against Hyundai and Spireon, and after a late November notice of settlement was filed in a suit against Mazda, 21ST CENTURY GARAGE LLC (21st Century Garage) has kept its automotive litigation campaign alive, suing PACCAR (2:20-cv-00369) in a new Eastern District of Texas complaint. Three of the seven patents-in-campaign, of disparate origins, are asserted, with PACCAR accused of infringement through the provision of certain Peterbilt trucks that include active cruise control with braking (ACB), the Peterbilt SmartLINQ vehicle diagnostic platform, and Peterbilt trucks with CoPilot Truck (which facilitates vehicle tracking).

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