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SmartDrive's request for three inter partes reexaminations and one ex parte reexamination granted by USPTO in connection with patents directed to vehicle event recording devices

Clients SmartDrive Systems, Inc.

In connection with its representation of defendant SmartDrive Systems, Inc. in defending patent infringement and trade secret misappropriation claims relating to in-vehicle video event recorder technologies, Jones Day filed three inter partes reexamination requests under newly enacted standards under the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act, all of which were subsequently granted by the USPTO. Additionally, Jones Day filed an ex parte reexamination request, which was also granted by the USPTO. Since the granting of the reexaminations by the USPTO, the parties have agreed to resolve all outstanding patent litigation and trade secret claims between the companies concerning their respective products.

The patents for which reexamination was granted included U.S. Patent No. 6,389,340 entitled "Vehicle Data Recorder," U.S. Patent No. 7,659,827 entitled "System and Method for Taking Risk Out of Driving," and U.S. Patent No. 7,804,426 entitled "System and Method for Selective Review of Event Data."

DriveCam, Inc. v. SmartDrive Systems, Inc., Case No. 11-cv-0997 H (RBB) (S.D. Cal.) (Judge Huff) and SmartDrive Systems, Inc. v. DriveCam, Inc., Case No. 12-cv-0683 H (RBB) (S.D. Cal.) (Judge Huff)

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