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Automotive News: BMW sued for patent infringement over hybrid engine technology

Automotive News reports that BMW has been hit with a patent infringement lawsuit filed by Paice LLC and The Abell Foundation in the U.S. District Court in Maryland. The lawsuit alleges that BMW has infringed on their patents involving hybrid engines. The story notes that Paice was involved in similar litigation with several automakers, including Ford, Toyota, Hyundai and Kia.…

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BMW Sued By U.S. Hybrid Tech Provider For Patent Infringement

Carscoops.com reports that BMW has been slapped with a patent infringement lawsuit by Paice in the U.S. District Court in Maryland. The lawsuit involves eight BMW hybrid and plug-in hybrid models. The story quotes Paice CEO Robert Oswald as saying, “Paice shared intimate details of our hybrid vehicle technology with BMW in good faith. Rather than negotiate a license for…

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BMW faces patent infringement lawsuit over hybrid technology

BMW faces patent infringement lawsuit over hybrid technology Paice and Abell Foundation accuse German automaker of knowingly and willfully infringing on hybrid vehicle patents that accelerated electrification movement BALTIMORE (NOV. 25, 2019) — Paice, a pioneer in hybrid electric vehicle technology, and the Abell Foundation have filed a federal patent infringement lawsuit against BMW in U.S. District Court in Maryland.…

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Paice remembers Sen. Joe Tydings, one of its greatest champions

Frances Keenan, chair of the Paice Board of Directors, shares her memories of Joseph D. Tydings, a former U.S. Senator from Maryland who served on the Paice board for more than twenty years. Sen. Tydings died on October 8 at age 90. We lost once of Paice’s greatest champions, and one of our dearest friends, when Senator Tydings passed away…

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Honda licenses hybrid vehicle patents from Paice, Abell Foundation

PAICE PRESS RELEASE | SEPTEMBER 25, 2018 Honda licenses hybrid vehicle patents from Paice, Abell Foundation Another leading automaker signs a licensing agreement for Paice’s patented technology Paice, a pioneer in hybrid electric vehicle technology, announced today that it has reached an agreement to license its patented technology to Honda. One of the world’s leading car companies, Honda has ramped…

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Ford licenses hybrid vehicle patents from Paice, Abell Foundation

PAICE PRESS RELEASE | APRIL 12, 2018 Ford licenses hybrid vehicle patents from Paice, Abell Foundation Four out of every five hybrid-electric vehicles in the world now have a Paice license Paice, a pioneer in hybrid electric vehicle technology, has reached an agreement to license all of its hybrid vehicle technology to Ford Motor Company. Ford ranks second in U.S.…

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Automakers to invest $90 billion in electric vehicles

Reuters reports that we are witnessing an “investment tsunami in batteries and electric cars by global automakers that now totals $90 billion and is still growing.” It notes that the world’s top automakers are poised to introduce dozens of new battery electric and hybrid gasoline-electric models over the next five years. Those models currently account for less than 1 percent…

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2019 Ram pickup to offer mild hybrid system

The 2019 Ram 1500 pickup, unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show this year, will feature an eTorque 48-volt mild-hybrid system. The hybrid system comes standard with q V6 engine and is optional on the Hemi V8 engine. The 2019 Ram 1500 has a more refined and slightly sportier appearance. While its dimensions have grown, the truck is 225 pounds lighter.…

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Ford will invest $11 billion in 40 electrified vehicles by 2022

Ford announced at the Detroit Auto Show that it will significantly increase its planned investments in electric vehicles, spending $11 billion to have 40 hybrid and fully electric vehicles in its model lineup by 2022. The investment is much higher than a previously announced target of $4.5 billion by 2020. “We’re all in on this and we’re taking our mainstream…

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Electric or Electrified? Understanding The Terminology

TheTruthAboutCars.com recently highlighted a common challenge when talking about teen vehicles — are they electric or electrified? “The difference between electric and electrified vehicles is simple,” Tim Healey explains. “Electric vehicles, otherwise known as ‘pure’ EVs, are vehicles solely powered by electricity. Electrified vehicles, by contrast, are powered in part by electricity.” Hybrids and plug-in hybrids such as the Toyota…

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