ITC Judge Favors Toyota In Hybrid Patent Dispute

Law360, New York (February 15, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- A judge has dismissed claims by a U.S. technology company that Toyota Motor Corp. stole its hybrid power system for the car giant’s green-friendly vehicles.

Making his final determination this week, Administrative Law Judge Paul Luckern found the technology that power’s Toyota’s Prius and Highlander cars did not infringe on a patent by Florida-base Solomon Technologies.

In the complaint before the U.S. International Trade Commission, Solomon had called for an order prohibiting the Japanese auto maker from importing the hybrid cars into the U.S, claiming the...
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