Inventor Makes a Second Run at Mobileye’s Autonomous Vehicle Technology

July 22, 2017

Gary D. Pignato has rebooted litigation against Mobileye (1:17-cv-02421), acquired this past spring by Intel, asserting the same patent (6,240,346) briefly at issue in an April 2016 case filed against the same defendant. Pignato is the only inventor named on the ‘346 patent; while he sued Mobileye last April in his individual capacity, this time around the plaintiff is KITT Holdings Inc., an Indiana entity formed on June 20, 2017 (originally as an LLC) of which Pignato, according to the complaint, is the sole shareholder. The ‘346 patent generally relates to systems on a vehicle for monitoring adjacent vehicles, with infringement allegations targeting Mobileye’s driver assistance systems, including Forward Collision Warning, Urban Forward Collision Warning, and Headway Monitoring and Warning.

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