New Hybrid Car Patent Fuels Suit Against Toyota

Law360, New York (July 2, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Toyota Motor Corp. is facing yet another suit from patent-holding company Paice LLC over hybrid cars, just weeks after losing a bid to take an earlier patent fight with the company to the nation's highest court.

Paice filed the suit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas on Tuesday, the same day the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued the patent-in-suit.

The suit accuses the Japanese automaker and its U.S. subsidiaries of selling hybrid vehicles, including the Highlander SUV and LexusRX400h, that...
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