Progressive Sues HTI Over Car Monitoring Patents

Law360, New York (September 16, 2010, 4:52 PM EDT) -- Progressive Casualty Insurance Co. has filed suit to invalidate three HTI IP LLC patents, seeking to protect a program that reduces insurance rates for drivers who drive fewer miles from possible infringement claims.

Progressive's suit, filed Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, takes aim at three patents that Atlanta-based HTI has asserted in a lawsuit against Progressive supplier Xirgo Technologies LLC.

Wednesday's suit asks for a declaratory judgment that the three HTI patents are invalid for obviousness.

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