OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- 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.
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.
A spokeswoman for Milwaukee-based Briggs & Stratton did not immediately respond to a message left Thursday morning.
Exmark is part of Bloomington, Minn.-based Toro.