Toyota Says KSR Ruling Makes Hybrid Patent Obvious

Law360, New York (June 4, 2010, 6:16 PM EDT) -- Toyota Motor Corp. has asked the U.S. International Trade Commission to reverse an administrative law judge's decision that Toyota cannot challenge as obvious a hybrid vehicle patent it is accused of infringing, arguing that the judge failed to take into account how the U.S. Supreme Court's KSR International Co. v. Teleflex Inc. decision has changed the legal standards for obviousness.

Counsel for Toyota sent a letter to the ITC on Thursday, arguing that a May 21 initial determination by ITC Administrative Law Judge Theodore Essex is...
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