Corona, Calif. - TMI Products, whose Vizualogic division supplies car video products, said Monday it filed a complaint against Rosen Entertainment Systems alleging patent infringement.
The case was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, citing violation of two TMI patents relating to car headrests with integrated video screens. TMI said it is seeking an award for damages.
TMI CEO Gene Tuccinardi stated: "TMI is a family-owned company that has been in business for more than 25 years and developed high-quality automotive components and valuable intellectual property in the automotive entertainment field ... TMI will vigorously defend and protect its own intellectual property against Rosen".
TMI was founded in 1982 when the Tuccinardi brothers began making Volkswagen door panels in their family garage in Torrance, California, said TMI.
Rosen Entertainment said it could not comment on the case at this time.