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Continental Enforces TPMS Patents

Continental Automotive Systems Inc., Hamaton Automotive Technology Co. Ltd. and JohnDow Industries Inc. have agreed to settle patent infringement claims alleged by Continental on May 6, 2016, in U.S. District Court.

The dispute involved U.S. patents covering Continental’s Redi-Sensor tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) sensors.

Continental says that Hamaton and JohnDow will discontinue the manufacture and sale of their current multi-application TPMS sensors by March 30, 2017, and pay Continental an undisclosed sum of money.

The parties have agreed to dismiss with prejudice their respective claims and counterclaims against one another.

Other details of the settlement remain confidential.

The case is Continental Automotive Systems Inc. v Hamaton Automotive Technology Co. Ltd. and JohnDow Industries Inc., Civil Case No. 2:16-00226-RAJ-DEM, which was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Norfolk Division, on May 6, 2016.

Continental Automotive Systems is part of the Interior division of Continental AG’s Automotive Group.

For more information on Continental’s Redi-Sensor TPMS products, visit www.redi-sensor.com.

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