NPE’s First Campaign Hits Five Car Makers over Vehicle Infotainment Systems

December 16, 2020

Inventor-controlled StratosAudio, Inc. has filed its first lawsuits, targeting Hyundai (6:20-cv-01125), Mazda (6:20-cv-01126), Subaru (6:20-cv-01128), Volkswagen (6:20-cv-01131), and Zhejiang Geely (Volvo) (6:20-cv-01129) over the provision of vehicle infotainment systems. At issue are features for providing live-radio streaming services (including Apple Carplay), with Volvo further accused over features for scheduling car maintenance appointments. The plaintiff asserts seven broadcast media patents in each case, with Volvo separately accused of infringing an eighth patent generally related to scheduling “interactive media and events” through a media receiver.

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