By Miles Moore, Senior Washington Reporter
WILMINGTON, Del. (Sept. 23, 2015) — Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations L.L.C. has settled its patent infringement lawsuit in Delaware federal district court against TRW Automotive Inc. and its EnTire Solutions L.L.C. subsidiary.
The settlement was announced Sept. 21, one week to the day after oral arguments began in Wilmington on the case. TRW has agreed to license Bridgestone's tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) technology, but otherwise the terms of the agreement are confidential, Bridgestone said.
In the lawsuit it first filed in September 2013, Bridgestone accused TRW and EnTire Solutions of selling TPMS devices, including sensors, which violated Bridgestone patents. At issue were the patents designated “787,” “885” and “476,” all held by Bridgestone.
TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. and TRW Automotive U.S. L.L.C. were co-defendants with TRW Automotive Inc. and EnTire Solutions.