GM Sued Over Stake In Patent For Hybrid Car Battery Tech

Law360, New York (July 15, 2013, 2:47 PM EDT) -- General Motors Co. was sued on Thursday by a Michigan-based company that disputes the auto manufacturing giant's purported stake in a patent related to technology used in car batteries for hybrid electric vehicles.

Flex Cable, headquartered in Howard City, Mich., seeks a court order declaring it is the sole owner of a patent covering a so-called “laminar electrical connector” which is used to improve the performance of battery packs.

“There is no GM proprietary information contained in the patent application,” Flex Cable claims.

GM is asserting...
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