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Lyft Must Face Quartz Auto Tech’s Patent Infringement Claims

March 29, 2021, 7:41 PM

Lyft Inc.'s early attempt to dismiss claims that it infringed Quartz Auto Technologies LLC’s patents for location and communication technology failed in federal district court in Texas on Monday.

Quartz alleges the ridesharing company and its drivers are infringing five patents for location and proximity detection and alerts through the company’s app. The patents at issue are No. 6,446,004, 6,807,464, 7,370,085, 7,958,215, and 9,460,616.

Lyft’s argument that the Quartz patents don’t apply to its platform “is not enough to overcome the high standard required to grant a motion to dismiss,” the U.S. District Court for the Western District of ...