Tag Archives: Paice

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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Maryland profile lists Severinsky among notable Terrapins

With the University of Maryland playing its first football season in the Big 10, a newspaper in Cedar Falls, Iowa ran a feature to introduce fans to the Terrapins. On a list highlighting notable people with ties to the University, Paice founded Alex Severinsky was listed alongside Seinfeld creator Larry David, Jim Henson of Muppets fame, journalist Carl Bernstein, and UnderArmour founder…

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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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Review: Nissan Infiniti Q50 Hybrid

A review of the Nissan Infiniti Q50 Hybrid says that the luxury sedan delivers on the promise of fuel efficiency, providing a 35% bump in gas mileage over the conventional version. “Infiniti’s hybrid system is impressive, discreet and transparent, shuttling power between gas and electric sources to maximize acceleration or economy,” reads the review. “Mash the gas pedal, and a combined 360 horses urge…

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November 2013 Hybrid Car Sales Report

There were 36,085 hybrid cars sold in the U.S. in November 2013. That’s a 7.5% increase over October 2013 and a 3% increase over last November. For the year, hybrid sales are up nearly 18% compared to 2012. Toyota continues to lead the way with four of the top 5 most popular hybrids. It continues to dominate the hybrid market, accounting…

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