Uber and Lyft Sued for Patent Infringement

Uber and Lyft Sued for Patent Infringement


California-based Hailo Technologies has sued transportation companies Uber and Lyft for allegedly infringing a patent called “Automated vehicle dispatch and payment honouring system”.
The two claims, filed at the US District Court for the Central District of California on April 21, alleged that the companies had infringed US patent number 5,973,619. It alleged that Uber’s and Lyft’s passenger software applications infringe the patent. Hailo is seeking a jury trial, damages, costs, expenses, and pre- and post-judgment interest.

Source: WIPR

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It is lucky for Chen Jun to began his career in the IP industry 14 years ago when the first group of IP managers for businesses appeared on the stage in China and he has been in the industry.

It was this “Whampoa Military Academy” for IP that educated China’s first batch of corporate IP management personnel. Many of these engineers left Foxconn in the years since.