Tag Archives: International Trade Commission

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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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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Reuters: U.S. panel to hear hybrid patent case vs Toyota

A U.S. trade panel that hears patent disputes said it would investigate allegations that Toyota Motor Corp, the world’s largest automaker, infringed patented technology to make its popular hybrid vehicles. The U.S. International Trade Commission said on Tuesday that Paice LLC, based in Bonita Springs, Florida, had asked it to order Japan’s Toyota to stop using the infringing technology to make…

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Bloomberg: Toyota Patent Trade Case May Threaten Hybrid Imports

Toyota Motor Corp., the world’s biggest seller of autos powered by a combination of gasoline and electricity, faces a patent-infringement claim that may result in a U.S. import ban on its Prius and other hybrid models. Closely held Paice LLC filed a complaint yesterday with the U.S. International Trade Commission in Washington, claiming Toyota is infringing its patent. The company seeks an order to ban imports…

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