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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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Toyota and Paice Reach Settlement of Patent Disputes

PRESS RELEASE | JULY 19, 2010 WASHINGTON, DC – Toyota Motor and Paice LLC have entered into an agreement to settle the patent disputes between them. The terms of the agreement are confidential. All lawsuits between the companies will be dismissed. “I am happy that Toyota and Paice came to an amicable resolution on the use of my power-assisted engine…

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AP: Toyota settles Prius patent dispute with tech firm

Toyota Motor Corp. said Monday it has settled a years-long dispute with a U.S. company that had claimed the Japanese automaker used its technology without permission in its hybrids. The deal ends a squabble that had briefly threatened to block the Prius from being sold in the U.S. Toyota and Paice LLC said they have settled their patent dispute and…

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Bloomberg: Toyota Settles Infringement Case Over Hybrid Patent

Toyota Motor Corp., the world’s biggest automaker, settled a patent-infringement dispute that had threatened U.S. imports of its newest hybrid vehicles, including the Prius. The agreement with Paice LLC, ending six years of litigation, was announced today as a hearing was to begin on a claim against Toyota before the U.S. International Trade Commission in Washington. Terms weren’t disclosed and lawsuits…

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Paice and Ford Reach Settlement in Hybrid Vehicle Patent Infringement Disputes

On July 8, 2010, Paice LLC and Ford Motor Company entered into an agreement for the license of Paice’s U.S. Patent No. 5,343,970. Each company had filed a lawsuit against the other relating to that patent relating to certain Ford hybrid vehicles.  Based on this agreement, the lawsuits will be promptly dismissed, bringing an end to all patent infringement litigation between…

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Forbes: Toyota’s Other Legal Mess

On a scorching summer day during the 1979 oil crisis, Alex Severinsky, a Soviet refugee, sat for 45 minutes in a sweltering Oldsmobile Cutlass, waiting for the chance to buy gasoline in Dallas. “I’m thinking to myself, in Moscow I’d wait in line in temperatures that were minus 20 to 30 degrees Centigrade for food. Here I’m doing the same…

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Financial Times: Patent dispute adds to Toyota’s woes

As if Toyota did not have enough on its plate with a series of damaging recalls, the Japanese carmaker is embroiled in a long-running patent-infringement dispute in the US involving a key part of the technology that drives its hybrid petrol-electric vehicles. The dispute will come to a head on April 19 when the US International Trade Commission hears an application…

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