Case Name: Onstar, LLC v. Automotive Technologies Int'l, Inc.
Docket Number: 4:2011-cv-12679
Date Filed: 6/20/2011
Judge: Hon. Mark A. Goldsmith
On June 20, 2011, Onstar (“Plaintiff”) filed suit against Automotive Technologies Int’l, Inc. (“Defendant”) for declaratory judgment non-infringement and invalidity of Defendant’s U.S. Patent No. (“the ‘756 patent”), entitled “Vehicle Communications Using the Internet.” This suit was filed in response to a then-current infringement case brought by Defendant against Plaintiff in the District Court for the District of New Jersey. In the New Jersey case, Defendant had accused Plaintiff of infringing on the patent through “a service that uses the Internet to transmit vehicle diagnostic information including crash notification information from a vehicle to a remote site.” On August 2, 2011, Defendant filed a Motion to Dismiss the Michigan case. On October 12, 2011, the parties filed a Joint Statement of Resolved and Unresolved Issues and Stipulated Motion to Defer Further Action. On January 3, 2012, Plaintiff filed a Motion to Consolidate and Reassign Cases to Judge Robert H. Cleland in View of Prior Related Cases. On January 13, 2012, the parties filed a Stipulation of Dismissal. On January 18, 2012, the court entered an Order of Dismissal, where it dismissed all claims and causes of action asserted by Plaintiff, without prejudice.