Acer sues Volkswagen over handful of 4G patents, decries VW’s hold-out tactics against Avanci including ‘licensing negotiation groups’

Intellectual Ventures predicted an “IP reckoning” for the automotive industry and did its part to turn this into a self-fulfilling prophecy (by suing GM, Toyota, and Honda). Just yesterday I reported on Sisvel v. Ford, and now I’ve become aware of the latest SEP enforcement action against a car maker: Acer, a Taiwanese device maker known to be a very reasonable patent holder (as that company is on the receiving end of patent suits all the time), is tired of Volkswagen’s hold-out tactics vis-à-vis the Avanci 4G patent pool and has brought a patent infringement complaint against VW in the…

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