Supreme Court Upholds $11.5M Proposal System Patent Claim Against Hyundai

The U.S. Supreme Court turned away a Hyundai Motor Co. unit’s appeal of an $11.5 million award in a patent lawsuit over a means of creating customized printed proposals for prospective customers.

The justices today let stand a federal appeals court ruling that upheld the award, won by Clear With Computers LLC against Hyundai Motor America Inc.

Hyundai contended that faulty jury instructions given by a federal trial judge undermined the company’s bid to invalidate the Clear With Computers patent. Hyundai said similar electronic proposal systems were already available in the marketplace when the patent application was filed.

The case is Hyundai v. Clear With Computers, 13-296.