Litigation

Paice files patent infringement lawsuit against Volvo

December 2020

Paice and the Abell Foundation filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Volvo in U.S. District Court in Maryland in Dec. 2020. The lawsuit alleges the Volvo is infringing on three patents (No. 6,338,391, No. 7,455,134, and No. 6,209,672). Read the complaint. Read news coverage in the Baltimore Sun.

Paice files patent infringement lawsuit against BMW

November 2019

Paice and the Abell Foundation filed a patent infringement lawsuit against BMW in U.S. District Court in Maryland in Nov. 2019. The lawsuit alleges the BMW is infringing on three patents (No. 7,104,347, No. 7,237,634, and No. 8,630,761). Read the complaint. Read the press release and news coverage.

The litigation against BMW has been stayed until February 26, 2021.

BMW has filed three petitions for Inter Partes Review (IPR) at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. The IPR proceeding (IPR2020-00994) challenging U.S. Patent No. 7,104,347 was instituted in Nov. 2020. The IPR proceeding (IPR2020-01299) challenging U.S. Patent No. 8,630,761 was instituted in Jan. 2021. A decision on whether to institute the IPR proceeding (IPR2020-01386) challenging U.S. Patent No. 7,237,634 is due on February 7, 2021.