Ford Wins Another PTAB Review Of Paice Hybrid Car Patent

By Kali Hays (November 2, 2015, 5:45 PM EST) -- The Patent Trial and Appeal Board on Monday granted Ford's request for an inter partes review of another hybrid technology patent owned by Paice that a Maryland federal jury found had been infringed upon by two other automakers last month.

A three-judge panel agreed with Ford Motor Co. to institute the review of Paice LLC and The Abell Foundation Inc.'s U.S. Patent Number 7,104,347, which covers a hybrid car run by a microprocessor, finding Ford will likely prevail in proving the unpatentability of nearly all its challenges to the patent.

Two of Ford's challenges to the patent are excluded from the...

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