23 Feb '14, 2pm

Lawsuit Accues Ford Of Infringing Hybrid Technology Patents, Once More

By Antony Ingram Feb 23, 2014 Follow Antony Reddit This! Share on Facebook Share on Twitter 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid Enlarge Photo Ford isn't having much luck with its hybrid vehicles. Don't get us wrong, they're selling well, but after complaints that Ford's hybrids couldn't hit their stated EPA mileage figures, Ford is now facing a lawsuit that accuses it of infringing on technology patents in its hybrid vehicles. Bloomberg reports that Ford is being sued by Paice LLC, a Baltimore-based engineering company specializing in hybrid technology. Ford and Paice met more than 100 times between 1999 and 2004 to develop a hybrid system that would increase gas mileage without losing performance. The two companies apparently struck a licensing deal back in 2010, but that Ford's hybrid system now "relies heavily" on hybrid technology learned from Paice. There's no set amount that Pai...

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