Following Alice Setbacks, NPE Adds New Patents to Connected Car Campaign

October 17, 2016

Inventor-controlled NPE West View Research LLC has filed a new suit against BMW (3:16-cv-02590), asserting two more patents from the same inventor (9,299,053; 9,412,367) after all but two of the patents in its first case against the carmaker were ruled invalid under Alice. At issue in this latest complaint are newer versions of the connected car systems targeted in the earlier lawsuit, including BMW’s iDrive, and the companion mobile apps used in conjunction with those products.

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