Toyota Responds to PAICE ITC Filing

September 04, 2009
Statement from Toyota:

PAICE has been pursuing patent litigation against Toyota for several years in the U.S. District Court in Texas. It has already presented its claims to a Texas jury. After trial, the District Court denied PAICE’s request for an injunction barring sale of hybrids. PAICE apparently seeks to bypass the District Court ruling by asking the International Trade Commission (ITC) to exclude the importation of Toyota hybrids.

Toyota itself has many patents on the hybrid technology and believes that it has strong defenses against all of PAICE’s claims and that it will prevail in the ITC proceeding.

Due to the pending litigation, we are unable to comment further.

Contacts:
Jana Hartline
310-468-7977
jane_hartline@toyota.com

John Hanson
310-468-4718
john_hanson@toyota.com
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