Auto Giants Sued For Infringing Car Seat Patents

Law360, New York (February 12, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Several major automakers were sued Monday by a research company specializing in auto safety products, which claims the car companies infringed four of its patents.

Automotive Technologies International Inc., based in Denver, N.C., filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas against General Motors, Nissan North America, Ford Motor Company, Volvo, Hyundai Motor America, Mercedes-Benz USA and Fuji Heavy Industries USA, the makers of Subaru.

The automakers have infringed four patents held by the company by selling car seats and child-seat...
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