SAN DIEGO — A California company has filed a lawsuit against a major car manufacturer for alleged patent infringement for an infotainment system.

West View Research LLC filed a complaint Oct. 17 in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California against BMW of North America LLC and BMW Manufacturing Co. LLC, alleging that the car manufacturer breached its duty of good faith and fair dealing.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Nov. 10, 2014, West View Research LLC initiated a separate action against the defendants alleging infringement of several patents that are still pending in court.

Additionally, the plaintiff found out that the defendants had purportedly directly infringed on two of its duly registered patents entitled "Portable Computerized Wireless Apparatus" and "Computerized Information and Display Apparatus," and that despite knowledge of the existence of the plaintiff's patents, the defendants continued to induce infringement by making, using, selling, importing and/or otherwise supplying the accused products and services to third parties, thereby causing substantial damages to the plaintiff's business. 

The plaintiff holds BMW of North America LLC and BMW Manufacturing Co. LLC responsible because the defendant allegedly aided and abetted in their consumers' infringement of the accused products and gained profit at the expense of plaintiff.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against the defendants, a permanent injunction, account and pay for all damages and interest, and all other relief to which it may be entitled. It is represented by Adam Garson and Frederic G. Ludwig III of Gazdzinski & Associates PC in San Diego.

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California Case number 3:16-cv-02590

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