Judge Deflates Last Claim In Tire Pressure Patent Suit

Law360, New York (December 16, 2009, 12:40 PM EST) -- A federal judge found that tire pressure sensors used by several of the world's most prominent automakers, including Nissan Motor Co. Ltd., Audi AG and Volkswagen AG, do not infringe patents held by MHL Tek LLC, a ruling that could put an end to a heated dispute.

In a letter dated Tuesday, Judge T. John Ward of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas informed the defense and MHL Tek that the tire pressure sensors remaining in the complaint do not have “cylindraceous...
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