Car Cos. Hit With Suit Over Tire Monitoring Patents

Law360, New York (November 28, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- A Michigan-based patent-holding company has sued several major auto makers, including Nissan Motor Co., Porsche AG and BMW of North America LLC, for allegedly infringing patents that are purportedly needed to meet new government regulations for tire monitoring systems.

MHL Tek LLC filed the suit on Monday in a Texas federal court against Nissan, Porsche, BMW, Hyundai Motor Co., Kia Motors Corp., Audi AG, Isuzu Motors Ltd., Subaru of America Inc., Volkswagen AG and their respective subsidiaries. MHL asserted that the two patents cover tire pressure...
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