Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox secured a final written decision finding all challenged claims unpatentable in an inter partes review at the U.S. 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. 10,894,503, relates to vehicle headlight systems that provide adaptive illumination to prevent glare. Read the final written decision, finding all challenged claims 20–25 and 59–64 of the ’503 patent unpatentable, here.

The Sterne Kessler team representing Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. included: Directors Michael D. Specht, Jason A. Fitzsimmons, Daniel E. Yonan, Ian Soule, and Associate John D. Higgins. The case is number IPR2023-00197, Volkswagen Group of America Inc. et al. v. Yechezkal Evan Spero. The ’503 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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