Toyota Says Hybrid Patent Case Is Precluded

Law360, New York (April 14, 2010, 3:06 PM EDT) -- Toyota Motor Corp. has asked an administrative law judge to end a Section 337 investigation accusing Toyota of infringing a patent for hybrid cars, saying the claim has already been adjudicated in federal court and is barred by the doctrine of claim preclusion.

Complainant Paice LLC, holder of the patent-in-suit, already won on the issue of infringement in federal court and lost in its post-trial bid for an injunction, and it cannot now seek the same remedy from the U.S. International Trade Commission, according to a...
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