April 30, 2020

Faegre Drinker Patent Litigation Team Secures ITC Victory for Pioneer Corporation

A team of Faegre Drinker intellectual property litigators successfully defended longtime client Pioneer Corporation (Pioneer) and one of its U.S. subsidiaries against infringement allegations by Broadcom with respect to six different patents asserted at the International Trade Commission (“ITC”).

In a complaint first filed in May 2018, Broadcom sought to block the importation of Toyota vehicles based upon allegedly infringing microprocessors found within head units manufactured by Pioneer and other Tier 1 suppliers to Toyota.

On April 30, 2020, the ITC affirmed the Administrative Law Judge’s prior finding from November 2019 rejecting Broadcom’s claims and finding no violation with respect to every asserted patent.

Pioneer was represented by Faegre Drinker attorneys Lora A. Brzezynski, John G. Smith, Brianna Silverstein, Nick Colic, and James R. Carpenter, and included support from attorneys Carrie A. Beyer, Nicholas J. Stevens, and Elizabeth M.C. Scheibel, and paralegal Mark E. Ruggiero.

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