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Kenyon & Kenyon partner George Badenoch is representing Toyota in a case that threatens the company’s ability to import some of its hybrid cars. Paice LLC, a hybrid electric power tech company, owns a patent related to a part of Toyota’s hybrid engines. In 2005 Paice won a patent infringement case and was awarded damages and royalties on the Toyota Prius, Highlander and select Lexus models. Recently Paice filed a new complaint with the ITC in which it claims Toyota has again infringed a patent with its new Prius models as well as hybrid versions of the Camry and Lexus. The small tech company is now looking to stop the import of the Toyota hybrid cars in question, while Toyota claims that everything was settled back in 2005. The matter is still currently under investigation by the ITC.
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