Mercedes-Benz USA Subject of Patent Infringement

January 21, 2009 by  
Filed under Patent Litigation

mercedes-benzFor those who were unaware, WorldLogic Corporation is currently suing Mercedes-Benz USA for patent infringement.  The patent in question is titled “Data Entry for Personal Computer Devices,” and it involves a car navigation system used in 2007, 2008 and 2009 Mercedes-Benz models.  But, a recent decision by the United States Patent and Trademark Office may influence the case.

According to a press release, the USPTO has put WorldLogic’s second patent pending in a position of allowance.  WorldLogic considers this development very significant because it can increase the value of the company, and it may play a role in the settlement of the case with Mercedes-Benz.

WorldLogic Corporation is a technology company that delivers predictive interface solutions for computer devices.  WorldLogic’s Presidnt and CEO, Frank Evanshen, said, “Needless to say this is a precedent setting case that may impact other companies and the royalty stream from these patents will generate significant revenue in years to come.  Our patent pending portfolio consists of 9 patents pending, of which 4 are in active office action with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.”

WorldLogic is seeking an injunction and damages from Mercedes-Benz.  In particular, WorldLogic wants 8.6% royalties of the sales of the infringing product that sells for approximately $3,000 to $5,000 per car.

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