A Nebraska-based unit of the Toro Co. says Briggs & Stratton is violating a patent for a mulching mower deck with multiple blades.

The Exmark Manufacturing Co. filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday against Briggs & Stratton and Schiller Grounds Care over the mower patent.  The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Omaha sought an injunction against Briggs, a Wisconsin company, and Schiller, a Pennsylvania company, both alleged to be making and selling mowers covered by an Exmark patent.

Exmark, which is based in Beatrice, says several Briggs & Stratton mowers being sold violate the patent because Briggs' iCD Cutting System is too similar to Exmark's patented design.


Exmark Manufacturing: http://www.exmark.com

Toro Co.: http://www.thetorocompany.com

Briggs & Stratton Corp.: http://www.briggsandstratton.com