Patent Claim Could Block Import of Toyota’s Hybrid Cars
Posted by keelynet on October 19, 2009
This is pathetic in an age where such petty disputes hurt the economy at large as well as cause us to add to global warming from the lack of new hybrids on the road.
“”Paice is a tiny Florida company that has patented a way to apply force to a car’s wheels from an electric motor or internal combustion engine. Paice thinks that Toyota is infringing on its technology, and is going after the automaker in court.
The legal spat became much more serious for Toyota this week, when the US International Trade Commission decided to investigate the matter.
In the worst-case scenario for Toyota, the commission could ban the hybrid Camry, third-generation Prius, Lexus HS250h sedan and Lexus RX450h SUV.” – Source
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