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MicroPairing Technologies LLC v. FCA US LLC

Case Summary

On August 30, 2021, MicroPairing Technologies LLC (“Plaintiff” or “MicroPairing”), represented by Thomas E. Bejin of Bejin Bieneman PLC, filed an intellectual property lawsuit against GCA US LLC (“Defendant” or “FCA”). Plaintiff filed suit seeking an accounting of damages along with compensatory damages, prejudgment and post-judgment interest with compensatory damages, and prejudgment and post-judgment interest for the alleged infringement of the Patents-in-Suits owned by the plaintiff. This case was filed in the United States District Court in the Western District of Texas with Alan D. Albright presiding.

 

The plaintiff filed the complaint for the alleged infringement of the U.S. Patent Nos. 7,178,049 (the ’049 patent”); 8,020,028 (“the ’028 patent); 8,006,117 (“the ’117 patent”), and 7,793,136 (“the ’136 patent”) (collectively, Patents-in-suit) owned by Plaintiff. 

 

In the complaint, the plaintiff alleged that, “FFCA has infringed and continues to infringe, either by itself or via an agent, at least claims 29 – 31 of the ’049 patent by, among other things, testing and using FCA Vehicles that operate on the AUTOSAR platform, and/or by directing, controlling, and setting into operation the performance of the claimed methods of the ’049 patent (e.g., by providing software that is not accessible to end users and automatically performs the steps of the claimed methods) while obtaining substantial benefit from such direction, control, and setting into operation (e.g., redundant and/or fault tolerant safety and control systems to provide improved vehicle safety and reliability).”

 

The plaintiff further alleged that, “In addition and/or in the alternative to its direct infringement, FCA has indirectly infringed and continues to indirectly infringe one or more claims of the ’049 patent by inducing direct infringement by its FCA Vehicle customers and end users.” The Plaintiff also alleged that, “Despite having knowledge (or being willfully blind to the fact) that use of the FCA Vehicles that operate on the AUTOSAR platform infringes the ’049 patent, FCA has specifically intended, and continues to specifically intend, for persons who acquire and use such vehicles, including FCA’s Vehicle customers and end users, to use the vehicles in a way that results in infringement of the ’049 patent, including at least claims 29 – 31. Indeed, FCA knew or should have known that its actions have induced, and continue to induce, such infringements.” The plaintiff has made similar allegations with respect to infringement of other Patents-in-suit.

 

There are four claims for relief laid down by the plaintiff, one for infringement of each Patents-in-suit. In the prayer for relief, the plaintiff has requested the court to pass a judgement and order that FCA has directly infringed one or more claims of ’049 patent, ’028 patent, and ’136 patent along with an award of accounting and damages adequate to compensate Plaintiff for the Defendant’s acts of infringement. Plaintiff further requests the court  for prejudgment and post-judgment interest and costs pursuant to 35 U.S.C. § 284. The plaintiff also requested the court for payment of ongoing royalties on a go-forward basis and an order that the court find this case exceptional under the provisions of 35 U.S.C. § 285 or any other relief that the court deems just and proper.

 

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Case Details

  • Case Number:

    2:21-CV-12015

  • Filing Date:

    08/30/2021

  • Case Status:

    Pending - Other Pending

  • Case Type:

    Intellectual Property - Patent

Judge Details

Presiding Judge

Arthur J. Tarnow

Referral Judge

David R. Grand

 

Party Details

Plaintiff

MicroPairing Technologies LLC

Defendant

FCA US LLC

Attorney/Law Firm Details

Plaintiff Attorney

Thomas E. Bejin

Attorney at Bejin Bieneman PLC

2000 Town Center, Suite 800

Southfield, MI 48075

 

Court Documents

#5

(#5) NOTICE by MicroPairing Technologies LLC re #1 Complaint,,,, (Related Cases - Continuation of JS 44 Civil Cover Sheet) (Bejin, Thomas) (Entered: 08/30/2021)

#4

(#4) STATEMENT of DISCLOSURE of CORPORATE AFFILIATIONS and FINANCIAL INTEREST by MicroPairing Technologies LLC (Bejin, Thomas) (Entered: 08/30/2021)

#3

(#3) SUMMONS Issued for *FCA US LLC* (DPer) (Entered: 08/30/2021)

#2

(#2) Patent Report Sent To Washington (Bejin, Thomas) (Entered: 08/30/2021)

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Exhibit 8 - Claim Chart - 136 Patent

1 #8

Exhibit 7 - Claim Chart - 117 Patent

1 #7

Exhibit 6 - Claim Chart - 028 Patent

1 #6

Exhibit 5 - Claim Chart - 049 Patent

1 #5

Exhibit 4 - U.S. Patent No. 7,793,136

1 #4

Exhibit 3 - U.S. Patent No. 8,006,117

1 #3

Exhibit 2 - U.S. Patent No. 8,020,028

1 #2

Exhibit 1 - U.S. Patent No. 7,178,049

1 #1

Index of Exhibits

#1

(#1) COMPLAINT FOR PATENT INFRINGEMENT filed by MicroPairing Technologies LLC against FCA US LLC with Jury Demand. Plaintiff requests summons issued. Receipt No: AMIEDC-8597759 - Fee: $ 402. County of 1st Plaintiff: Collin County, TX - County Where Action Arose: Oakland County - County of 1st Defendant: Oakland County. [Previously dismissed case: No] [Possible companion case(s): WDTX, 6:20-cv-01001-ADA, Judge Alan D. Albright] (Attachments: #1 Index of Exhibits, #2 Exhibit 1 - U.S. Patent No. 7,178,049, #3 Exhibit 2 - U.S. Patent No. 8,020,028, #4 Exhibit 3 - U.S. Patent No. 8,006,117, #5 Exhibit 4 - U.S. Patent No. 7,793,136, #6 Exhibit 5 - Claim Chart - 049 Patent, #7 Exhibit 6 - Claim Chart - 028 Patent, #8 Exhibit 7 - Claim Chart - 117 Patent, #9 Exhibit 8 - Claim Chart - 136 Patent) (Bejin, Thomas) (Entered: 08/30/2021)

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Docket Entries

  • 08/30/2021
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  • Docket(#5) NOTICE by MicroPairing Technologies LLC re #1 Complaint,,,, (Related Cases - Continuation of JS 44 Civil Cover Sheet) (Bejin, Thomas) (Entered: 08/30/2021)

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  • 08/30/2021
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  • Docket(#4) STATEMENT of DISCLOSURE of CORPORATE AFFILIATIONS and FINANCIAL INTEREST by MicroPairing Technologies LLC (Bejin, Thomas) (Entered: 08/30/2021)

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  • 08/30/2021
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  • Docket(#3) SUMMONS Issued for *FCA US LLC* (DPer) (Entered: 08/30/2021)

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  • 08/30/2021
  • DocketA United States Magistrate Judge of this Court is available to conduct all proceedings in this civil action in accordance with 28 U.S.C. 636c and FRCP 73. The Notice, Consent, and Reference of a Civil Action to a Magistrate Judge form is available for download at #http://www.mied.uscourts.gov (DPer) (Entered: 08/30/2021)

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  • 08/30/2021
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  • Docket(#2) Patent Report Sent To Washington (Bejin, Thomas) (Entered: 08/30/2021)

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  • 08/30/2021
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  • Docket(#1) COMPLAINT FOR PATENT INFRINGEMENT filed by MicroPairing Technologies LLC against FCA US LLC with Jury Demand. Plaintiff requests summons issued. Receipt No: AMIEDC-8597759 - Fee: $ 402. County of 1st Plaintiff: Collin County, TX - County Where Action Arose: Oakland County - County of 1st Defendant: Oakland County. [Previously dismissed case: No] [Possible companion case(s): WDTX, 6:20-cv-01001-ADA, Judge Alan D. Albright] (Attachments: #1 Index of Exhibits, #2 Exhibit 1 - U.S. Patent No. 7,178,049, #3 Exhibit 2 - U.S. Patent No. 8,020,028, #4 Exhibit 3 - U.S. Patent No. 8,006,117, #5 Exhibit 4 - U.S. Patent No. 7,793,136, #6 Exhibit 5 - Claim Chart - 049 Patent, #7 Exhibit 6 - Claim Chart - 028 Patent, #8 Exhibit 7 - Claim Chart - 117 Patent, #9 Exhibit 8 - Claim Chart - 136 Patent) (Bejin, Thomas) (Entered: 08/30/2021)

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