Broadcom files $1 billion patent lawsuit against Volkswagen: Der Spiegel

The lawsuit concerned the usage of 18 patents on Broadcom semiconductors which Volkswagen uses for navigation and entertainment system in some of its cars.

According to a report from German magazine Der Spiegel, U.S. semiconductor maker Broadcom has filed a $1 billion patent claim against Volkswagen; it is also threatening to seek a judicial ban on the production of several of its models.

Confirming the development, Volkswagen’s spokesman stated, Broadcom has filed a lawsuit against it over a patent issue.

“Volkswagen has examined the claim and taken necessary action to protect its legal interests,” said Volkswagen’s spokesperson.

According to Spiegel’s report, the lawsuit concerned the usage of 18 patents on Broadcom semiconductors which Volkswagen uses for navigation and entertainment system in some of its cars.

Earlier this year, Broadcom had filed similar lawsuits in the U.S. against Toyota and Panasonic among other firms, for alleged patent infringement.

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