2 Of 3 Claims Ditched In Tire Pressure Patent Suit

Law360, New York (March 31, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Numerous major automakers, including General Motors Corp. and Ford Motor Co., that were accused of infringing three patents for tire pressure monitoring systems caught a break after a judge ruled Tuesday that the Michigan patent-holding company that filed the suit does not own two of the patents.

Judge T. John Ward of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas on Tuesday granted the automakers' motion to dismiss the counts of the suit filed by MHL Tek LLC dealing with those two patents. The...
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