Lawsuit Against Sirius/XM Claims Copyright Infringement
March 20, 2007 at 10:43 AM (PT)
THESTREET.COM reports a patentholder has sued merger partners SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO and XM SATELLITE RADIO, claiming infringement. Attorneys representing AUSTIN-based KEYSTONE AUTONICS are seeking an injunction, damages and legal fees against the satellite radio duo, according to a lawsuit filed last month in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of TEXAS.
The patent at issue was awarded to GEORGE HINDMAN of KEYSTONE AUTONICS in JANUARY. It applies to specific input and display processing of wireless data for satellite radios. The patent is a modification of an earlier patent, also held by HINDMAN, that applied to radios and CD players.
The lawsuit asserts that the patented technology, among other things, helps enable mobile features like global positioning system, or GPS, location services, as well as crash and theft detection functions.