Monday, January 16, 2006

Toyota Sued For Patent Infringement

Solomon Technologies, Inc. has filed a complaint against the Toyota Motor Corporation with the US International Trade Commission in addition to action already filed in the US District Court for the Middle District of Florida. According to the claims, technology used in Toyota's hybrid powertrains infringes on a patent held by Solomon.
The end result may see Toyota unable to import its current hybrids, which would of course be a fairly serious blow. While a monetary settlement is much more likely, this should be interesting to watch in any case.

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