Honeywell International has accused four Japanese firms and their U.S. subsidiaries of infringing its patents.
Honeywell accused the Japanese companies for infringing patents on automotive display and navigation systems.
- Alpine Electronics
- Denso Corporation
- Pioneer Corporation
- Kenwood Corporation
The four companies all have U.S. subsidiaries that are also named in Honeywell’s request for an investigation.
The commission has been a popular venue for patent infringement suits because, unlike other courts, it can bar products made with infringed technology from importation.
According to Honeywell Aerospace spokeswoman Cathy Gedvilas, “Honeywell continues to invest substantial resources in the design, development and manufacture of navigation systems and equipment . This action will protect against the unauthorized use of our patented technologies”.