Chrysler Rammed With Pickup Storage Patent Suit

Law360, New York (December 6, 2011, 4:43 PM EST) -- Chrysler Group LLC was hit Monday in Texas with a suit by an aftermarket auto part maker that accuses the auto giant of infringing three patents with the side panel storage systems in its Dodge Ram line of pickup trucks.

The suit, filed in federal court by Carson City, Nev.-based Innovative Truck Storage Inc., claims that Chrysler’s RamBox cargo maintenance system, hidden behind an external side panel, is a copy of Innovative’s Hide-N-Side storage compartment for Ram pickups. Innovative says it approached Chrysler to discuss a...
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