AutoStore Sues Ocado Again Seeking Rival's Auto-Storage IP

By Bonnie Eslinger (August 26, 2021, 4:52 PM BST) -- A Norwegian automated storage systems company that is suing Ocado Group PLC for patent infringement has filed a follow-up claim seeking several robotic technology patents owned by the British online grocery giant that it says it invented.

AutoStore Technology AS' entitlement action asks the High Court to award it four of Ocado's "smart platform" patents filed in the U.K., along with a pending proposed European patent for the same technology.

Those inventions were actually created by AutoStore employees, the company maintains in its particulars of claim, filed on Aug. 11 but now made public.

Ocado is a former AutoStore customer, having...

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