In a unanimous opinion, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled that MHL Tek LLC did not own three Tire Pressure Monitoring System patents, resulting in a victory for Finnegan clients Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Motors Company and other automobile maker co-defendants. Specifically, the Federal Circuit (1) affirmed the Eastern District of Texas court’s holding that MHL Tek lacks standing to assert two of the three patents-in-suit, and (2) reversed the court’s holding that MHL Tek has standing to assert the third patent-in-suit.

MHL TEK, LLC v. Hyundai Motor Co.; Kia Motors Corp., 10-1287, -1317, -1318, Fed. Cir., Newman, Mayer, Bryson

MHL TEK, LLC v. Hyundai Motor Co.; Kia Motors Corp., 2:07-cv-00516; 2:07-cv-00289, E.D. Tex., E.D. Tex., Ward, Folsom, Gilstrap