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Toyota Accused of Using Stolen Motor Technology in Patent Infringement Lawsuit

Toyota Motor Corp. used stolen technology for a steel material in electric motors, Nippon Steel Corp. alleged in a patent-infringement lawsuit Thursday, a rare public clash between Toyota and a longtime ally. 

Nippon Steel’s lawsuit accusing Toyota and a Chinese supplier of patent infringement is a sign of rising tensions in the global supply chain.

The suit comes during rising tensions within the global supply chain as suppliers such as Nippon Steel grapple with higher raw-material costs.

Read the source article at wsj.com

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