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