Tomar Sues TorQuest Over Traffic Control Patent

Law360, New York (May 29, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Longtime opponents in the traffic control market are poised to clash again, as Tomar Electronics Inc. launched a suit Wednesday to invalidate a patent asserted by TorQuest Partners Inc. on traffic-light controllers for emergency vehicles.

Tomar filed the suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona, asking the court to invalidate TorQuest's patent and declare that Tomar's new models of traffic-light controllers do not infringe on that patent.

The Gilbert, Ariz.-based company has already stopped making and selling similar models that are the...
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