Toyota Continues To Face Hybrid Patent Suit

Law360, New York (August 13, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A patent attorney who developed environmentally friendly hybrid technology for cars continues to target Japan-based Toyota Motor Corp. and its U.S. sales unit in a patent infringement suit over the manufacturer’s Prius and other hybrid vehicles.

Conrad O. Gardner filed his second amended complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington on Wednesday against Toyota and Toyota Motor Sales USA Inc., but dropped Toyota Motor North America Inc., the holding firm for all Toyota companies in the region, as a defendant....
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