TRW Claims Takata Infringed Safety Device Patents

Law360, New York (May 8, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Automobile safety giant TRW Automotive has hit Takata Corp. with a lawsuit that accuses its worldwide rival of infringing on numerous patents related to automobile air bags and other protective devices.

The complaint, filed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware, alleges Takata Corp. and two subsidiaries, the Michigan-based Takata Holdings Inc. and Takata-Petri AG in Germany, infringe on patented technology in the design, manufacture and sale of automobile safety restraint systems and components.

The patents-in-suit are owned by two TRW subsidiaries....
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