December Sees Default Entered, Claim Constructions Recommended, and Ford Sued in Sisvel’s Cellular Standards Campaign
- December 15, 2021
Category: New Patent LitigationMarket Sectors: Automotive, Networking
Fineur International S.A. subsidiaries Sisvel International S.A. (d/b/a Sisvel Group), Sisvel S.p.A., and 3G Licensing S.A. (collectively, Sisvel) have added a Delaware case against Ford (1:21-cv-01745) to the networking litigation that began as separate campaigns that have morphed into one since June 2019. Sisvel asserts five of the 21 patents-in-campaign in the new complaint against Ford, three developed by Nokia and one each by BlackBerry and LG Electronics (LGE), all of them generally directed to various aspects of wireless communications. The plaintiff alleges that the patents are essential to either 3G or 4G cellular standards, with infringement allegations targeting the provision of compliant automobile services, including SYNC Connect, FordPass SmartLink, and FordPass Connect.