Paice and Abell Foundation filed a federal patent infringement lawsuit against BMW in U.S. District Court in Maryland. See the complaint. See the press release. Automotive News: BMW sued for patent infringement over hybrid engine technology
Paice and the Abell Foundation announced that they have reached a settlement agreement with Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche regarding Paice’s hybrid vehicle patents. The agreement brings an end to all pending legal issues between the companies. Read the press release.
Paice files a complaint against the Volkswagen Group with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC). The complaint alleges patent infringement by VW, Audi and Porsche.
Paice has signed a confidential licensing agreement with Hyundai and Kia. The South Korean automakers, which are aggressively expanding their hybrid offerings, now have access to all Paice patents. The licensing agreement brings an end to all litigation between the companies. Read more.
A jury ruled in favor of Paice in a patent infringement lawsuit against Hyundai Motor Co. and Kia Motors Corp. in U.S. District Court. Paice was awarded $28.9 million. Read more.
Paice and the Abell Foundation filed a patent infringement suit against Ford in February 2014 in U.S. District Court in Baltimore. This technology was licensed by Toyota, the world’s leading manufacturer of hybrid vehicles, in 2010. Read the complaint. News Coverage Bloomberg: Ford Sued Over Use of Company’s Hybrid Vehicle Inventions Investors Business Daily: Ford Hybrid Cars Draw Patent Suit As Sales Accelerate…
Toyota, the world’s leading manufacturer of hybrid vehicles, signs a licensing agreement with Paice on July 19, 2010. The agreement allows Toyota the use of all Paice technology. The agreement resolves all legal issues between Toyota and Paice. News Coverage Bloomberg: Toyota Settles Infringement Case Over Hybrid Patent AP: Toyota settles Prius patent dispute with tech firm
Paice files a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) in September 2009 claiming that Toyota was importing hybrid vehicles that infringe on its patented technology. It asks the ITC to permanently ban Toyota from importing into the U.S. the Prius, Camry hybrid and two Lexus models. Read the complaint. The ITC agreed to investigate Paice’s claims in October 2009. The…
Following a trial in U.S. District Court, a jury ruled that three of Toyota’s hybrid vehicles infringed on Paice’s patented technology: the Prius, Lexus RX400h and Toyota Highlander. Paice was awarded $4.27 million, and the judge ordered Toyota to pay Paice a royalty of $25 for every car sold. The amount was later raised to $98 per car.
Paice files a patent infringement suit against Toyota in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas in June 2004. The case went to trial in 2005 and a jury ruled that three of Toyota’s hybrid vehicles infringed on Paice’s patented technology.