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Thursday, 19 May 2016

US: VW hybrids face patent problems

Paice, a leading company in the hybrid technology field, is seeking an order to block the importat of VW, Audi and Porsche models into the US because they are alleged to infringe its patents, of which there are many. Toyota has already been the recipient of threats and settled some time ago. The US International Trade Commission is investigating: it has powers to ban imports which patent owners like to invoke - probably because it's much cheaper and quicker than suing for infringement.

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