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Paice LLC and The Abell Foundation Win $28.9 Million Verdict In Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Hyundai Motor Co. and Kia Motors Corp.

PRESS RELEASE | OCTOBER 2, 2015 BALTIMORE – A Baltimore jury returned a verdict of $28,915,600 against Hyundai Motor Co. and Kia Motors Corp. in a patent infringement case in favor of Paice LLC, a small hybrid vehicle technology company, and The Abell Foundation. In addition to finding infringement and validity with respect to the Paice patents, the jury found…

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Bloomberg: Hyundai Loses $28.9 Million Patent Trial Over Hybrid Engines

Bloomberg reports that Hyundai Motor Co. and Kia Motors Corp. were told to pay Paice LLC $28.9 million after a federal jury said the South Korean carmakers infringed patents related to hybrid engines. The jury on Thursday, October 1 rejected arguments by Hyundai and Kia that the patents owned by Paice LLC were invalid, and instead found the infringement was intentional.…

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Hyundai Headed to U.S. District Court To Face Charges of Patent Infringement

PRESS RELEASE | SEPTEMBER 15, 2015 A jury trial, scheduled to begin September 21 in Baltimore, will decide if Hyundai, Kia hybrids are infringing on Paice’s patented technology BALTIMORE – Hyundai, the South Korean automaker that has emphasized its desire to develop more eco-friendly vehicles, is headed to U.S. District Court in Baltimore next week to face charges that its hybrid…

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September 2015 trial date set for Hyundai/Kia lawsuit

PRESS RELEASE | JUNE 9, 2015 BALTIMORE – South Korean automakers Hyundai and Kia will go to trial over charges they are infringing on patented hybrid vehicle technology on September 21 in U.S. District Court in Baltimore. U.S. District Court Judge Marvin Garbis announced the trial dates in a May 26 order. Paice LLC and the Abell Foundation filed the lawsuit…

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Bloomberg: Patent Death Squad Causes Ruckus

Bloomberg reporter Sue Decker highlights the dispute between Paice and Ford as she examines a new review process at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office that allows companies to challenge the validity of patents. She notes that the “inter partes reviews” program has been dubbed a patent “death squad.” Decker reports that when Paice filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Ford, the…

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Hybrid technology firm sues Ford for patent infringement

The Maryland Daily Record reports that Paice, a Baltimore-based hybrid technology company, is suing Ford Motor Co., claiming the automaker co-opted its patented innovations for several of its hybrid and plug-in vehicles. Paice alleges the Ford Fusion, C-Max and Lincoln MKZ all infringe on Paice patents that control electric motor and internal combustion engines to increase fuel economy and reduce emissions.…

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Ford Hybrid Cars Draw Patent Suit As Sales Accelerate

Investors Business Daily reports that Ford Motor got “whacked” with a patent infringement lawsuit filed by Paice, a Baltimore-based company that accused the No. 2 U.S. automaker of stealing its hybrid technology in developing the Ford Fusion, Lincoln MKZ and C-Max vehicles. The suit comes as demand for Ford’s hybrid and electric cars is gaining speed. The company sold nearly…

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Bloomberg: Ford Sued Over Use of Company’s Hybrid Vehicle Inventions

Bloomberg reports that Ford Motor Co., the second-biggest U.S. automaker, is accused of developing its hybrid vehicles using technology from Paice, a Baltimore company that won a patent-infringement case against Toyota Motor Corp., maker of the Prius. Paice says that hybrid and plug-in versions of Ford’s C-Max, Fusion and Lincoln MKZ all infringe its patents covering ways to control electric motors…

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Bloomberg: Hyundai, Kia Sued by Toyota Foe in Fight Over Hybrids

Hyundai Motor Co. and Kia Motors Corp. were named in a patent-infringement lawsuit filed by a company that had been embroiled in a years-long fight with Toyota Motor Corp. over hybrid-engine technology. Closely held Paice LLC and Baltimore’s Abell Foundation, a non-profit that’s invested in Paice, filed the suit yesterday in federal court in Baltimore, accusing the Seoul-based automakers of infringing three patents. The…

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Detroit Bureau: Ford, Toyota Settle Contentious Hybrid Lawsuit

Both the Ford Motor Co. and Toyota Motor Corp. have signed off on settlement with Paice LLC in a contentious patent dispute over hybrid technology. Paice had charged both Ford and Toyota with violating a specific patent that it had owned since 1992.  If the supplier’s suit had gone forward, it left open the possibility that the makers might have…

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