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Baker Botts Obtains $24M Verdict For American Calcar, Inc. In Vehicle Navigation Systems Patent Infringement Case


On Thursday, July 17, following a 10 day trial and eight days of deliberations, a jury in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California returned a verdict in favor of Baker Botts’ client American Calcar, Inc. (“ACI”) and against American Honda Motor Co., Inc. and Honda of America Mfg., Inc. (collectively, “Honda”), in a complex and vigorously-contested patent infringement lawsuit involving a number of ACI’s pioneering patents in the field of vehicle navigation systems. 


ACI’s ‘759 and ‘961 Patents claim systems for providing information to a driver regarding notable conditions in a vehicle, while ACI’s ‘465 Patent claims a system for effectively searching for information in a vehicle.


The jury found the ‘759 and ‘465 Patents valid and enforceable and awarded ACI $24 million in damages for Honda’s infringing 2005-2007 model year vehicles.  Further proceedings will take place in the future with respect to ACI’s ‘961 Patent (already found infringed on ACI’s earlier and successful summary judgment motion) and on the issue of whether Honda’s infringement was willful (which could lead to trebling of the damages award under the patent statute).  Baker Botts will continue to pursue these claims vigorously on behalf of ACI.


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