Ford, Paice Rev Up Hybrid IP Scrap With Dueling Suits

Law360, New York (May 10, 2010, 3:08 PM EDT) -- Ford Motor Co. has sued Paice LLC seeking a judgment that a patent for hybrid vehicles is invalid, while Paice has lodged an infringement suit claiming that the automaker's Fusion vehicles infringe the patent.

Ford's suit, lodged Friday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, and Paice's, lodged the same day in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, came more than two years after Ford lost an initial declaratory judgment suit over the patent-at-issue.

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