The creator of a system that lets dealerships participate in wholesale auto auctions online is suing Manheim for patent infringement.
Auction Management Solutions Inc. of Tampa, Fla., alleges Manheim's Simulcast remote bidding system is strikingly similar to its own OnLine Ringman system. Auction Management filed the lawsuit last week in U.S. District Court in Atlanta.
Auction Management wants the court to order Manheim, the nation's largest auto auction company, to stop using the Simulcast system. It also seeks unspecified damages and attorney fees.
Manheim declined to comment.
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