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Toyota involoved in hybrid patent infringement case with Efficient Drivetrains

by Eric Loveday (RSS feed) on Jul 27th, 2011 at 8:03AM

Japanese automaker Toyota is involved in a hybrid patent infringement case with Palo Alto, CA-based Efficient Drivetrains Inc. (EDI). Similar to the PAICE case, Toyota is being accused of using technologies that have been patented by another corporation. This time 'round, it's Efficient Drivetrains against Toyota. On July 20th, Toyota filed a complaint in San Jose, CA, seeking a court order to approve the use of the questioned technology in its hybrid vehicles, including the Prius and Lexus RX 400h. In part, the complaint filed by Toyota reads, "EDI has contended that the Toyota Hybrids... Read More

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