Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox secured a favorable final written decision of an inter partes review at the US Patent and Trademark Office Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) on behalf of Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. The subject patent, U.S. Patent No. 11,208,029, relates to systems and methods for controlling LED car headlamps. Read the final written decision, finding 30 claims of the ’029 patent unpatentable, here. Law360 coverage of the matter is available here.

The Sterne Kessler team representing Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. included: Directors Michael D. Specht, Jason A. Fitzsimmons, Daniel E. Yonan, and Ian Soule. The case is number IPR2022-01586, Volkswagen Group of America Inc. et al. v. Yechezkal Evan Spero. The ’029 patent has been asserted in Torchlight Technologies LLC v. Daimler AG et al, No. 1:22-cv-00751 (D.D.E.) and Torchlight Technologies LLC v. General Motors LLC et al, No. 1:22-cv00752 (D.D.E.).

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