Ford sued over use of company’s hybrid vehicle inventions The Detroit News

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Ford sued over use of hybrid vehicle inventions

LLC, in a lawsuit filed says hybrid and plug-in of Ford’s C-Max, Fusion and MKZ all infringe its patents covering to control electric motors and combustion engines so they increased fuel efficiency and emissions without any loss of (Todd McInturf / The Detroit

Ford Motor Co. the second-biggest automaker, is accused of developing its vehicles using technology a Baltimore company that won a case against Toyota Corp. maker of the Prius.

Paice LLC, in a lawsuit Wednesday, says hybrid and versions of Ford’s C-Max, and Lincoln MKZ all infringe its patents ways to control electric and internal combustion engines so have increased fuel and reduced emissions without any of performance.

Ford had licensed one of patents under a deal in 2010. The two companies agreed not to over other patents Jan. 1, 2014, to give time to reach a broader The negotiations, according to Paice’s were “short and one-sided.”

“The truth is that built its new hybrid system by heavily on the hybrid vehicle it learned from Paice,” the said in the suit, filed in court in Baltimore. The Abell a nonprofit group that in Baltimore-area companies including also joined the suit Ford.


Alex Severinsky, a emigrant and engineer, created to commercialize his work on a high-voltage to power gas-electric hybrid From 1999 to 2004, and other Paice officials more than 100 meetings and with Ford to help the develop a hybrid engine would increase gasoline without losing performance, to the 50-page complaint.

At the same time, Dearborn-based was working with Toyota to a hybrid vehicle using Prius as a template. Paice that Ford was sharing its with the Japanese automaker.

won a patent-infringement trial against in 2005 and the two companies reached a settlement in 2010 on the eve of another that might have in an import ban on Toyota vehicles had won.

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Ford sought to pre-empt the lawsuit. It filed a complaint in in Delaware Chancery Court a court ruling that couldn’t file a complaint the terms of their 2010

The Paice lawsuit doesn’t a specific dollar amount Ford. According to the complaint, offered to license the technology to for $150 per vehicle in 1999.

Ford’s U.S. hybrid and vehicle sales in 2013 to 85,919, more than the 33,476 a year earlier. By May year, the automaker had beaten its annual best for hybrid and U.S. vehicle sales, in 2010.

Ford and Toyota year ended their on gasoline-electric systems for pickups and vehicles.

Paice also has infringement complaints against Motor Co. and Kia Motors Corp. the same patents.

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