U.S. marshals raid Chinese aftermarket parts booths at SEMAThu, 03, Nov 2016
Federal marshals raided the booths of two Chinese companies at the annual Specialty Equipment Market Association convention in Las Vegas on Wednesday, seizing parts, displays and communications equipment after allegations of copyright infringement. The booths of six other Chinese aftermarket parts manufacturers also were shut down at a nearby expo.
Bosch sues S. Korea's Mando in U.S. on alleged patent infringementsFri, 30, Sep 2016
Bosch lodged a lawsuit in the U.S. against South Korean peer Mando alleging infringement of patents, a claim Mando later said was groundless. The suit claims some ABS brake systems and ESC electronic stability control products supplied by Mando, breach four of Bosch's patents.
Speedometer case prompts U.S. Supreme Court to reject challenge to patent reviewsMon, 20, Jun 2016
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled against Cuozzo Speed Technologies Corp. in its challenge to a federal agency's procedures for canceling patents in a case involving a vehicle speedometer that tells drivers when they are speeding.
VW Group faces U.S. patent probe over hybridsWed, 18, May 2016
Hyundai loses $28.9 million patent infringement trialFri, 02, Oct 2015
Hyundai and affiliate Kia were told to pay a Baltimore company $28.9 million after a federal jury said the South Korean carmakers infringed patents related to hybrid engines. The companies pledged to appeal.
Takata settles U.S. patent infringement case for airbag sensorsThu, 03, Sep 2015
Ford, ex-exec in trade secrets fightSun, 19, Jul 2015
Versata Software is suing Ford for $1 billion, accusing the automaker of stealing its trade secrets to create a copycat version of a program used to help configure vehicles under development and reduce warranty costs.
Ford will let rivals use its EV techMon, 01, Jun 2015
Ford Motor Co. is joining Tesla Motors Inc. and Toyota Motor Corp. in a strategy of letting competitors use patented technology in order to accelerate development of electric-drive vehicles. Ford will open up hundreds of patents on electric-car technology. Unlike Tesla and Toyota, it will license its patents for a fee, the company said.
Ford cleared of technology patent infringement, jury rulesFri, 27, Mar 2015
Patent 'trolls' target automakers, and Ford pushes backWed, 11, Feb 2015
Ford was sued for patent infringement more than a dozen times between 2012 and 2014 by so-called “patent trolls.” These outfits, also known as patent assertion companies, initiate patent cases but don't sell products of their own. Now they're targeting automakers, but Ford is pushing back.
Toyota opens hydrogen patents to advance fuel cellsMon, 05, Jan 2015
Toyota said today it won’t enforce more than 5,600 patents it owns on hydrogen fuel-cell technology through 2020, allowing rivals to reap the fruits of its research royalty-free. The move mirrors a step last year by Tesla Motors.