Electronic Toll Cos. Square Off In Patent Suit

Law360, New York (December 3, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- A unit of a company that provides electronic toll payment services has targeted competitor Highway Toll Administration LLC in an infringement suit over shield technology for toll collection identifiers.

PlatePass LLC lodged a complaint on Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas against HTA, claiming that the rival company equipped thousands of rental car vehicles with devices that violate PlatePass' patent.

The patent in question, issued in October 2000, describes an adjustable shield for toll collection identifiers that are installed on...
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