Jaguar Land Rover has filed a complaint against some Volkswagen Group companies including Lamborghini, Porsche, Audi, and Volkswagen with the US International Trade Commission. The British automaker has claimed that these automakers are using the technology of JLR patented terrain response without permission. According to a news report published by The Quint, the company claims that the technology helps the SUV handle a wide range of surfaces and is an important feature of the Jaguar F-Pace and Land Rover models.
Autonexa reached out to Jaguar Land Rover India for further clarification on the matter, but the company declined to comment on any ongoing legal disputes. “As a matter of policy, Jaguar Land Rover does not comment on ongoing legal disputes, however protecting our intellectual property is something we take very seriously,” it said in a statement.
“JLR seeks to protect itself and its operations in the United States from companies that have injected infringing products into the US market that integrate, without any JLR license, a technology developed by JLR and protected by its patent,” said Matthew Moore, JLR’s lawyer. The report also states that JLR specifically is objecting to the imports of the Porsche Cayenne; Lamborghini Urus; Audi Q8, Q7, Q5, A6 Allroad, and e-Tron along with the Volkswagen Tiguan.