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Old 18th February 2012, 12:18   #1
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Default Hyundai, Kia sued by Toyota foe in patent fight over hybrids

"Hyundai Motor Co. and Kia Motors Corp. were named in a patent-infringement lawsuit filed by a company that had been embroiled in a years-long battle with Toyota Motor Corp. over hybrid-engine technology.

Closely held Paice LLC and Baltimore's Abell Foundation, a non-profit that's invested in Paice, filed the suit Thursday in federal court in Baltimore, accusing the Seoul-based automakers of infringing"



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Default Re: Hyundai, Kia sued by Toyota foe in patent fight over hybrids

No wonder. Hyundai is for sure infamous for replication of ageless designs, at least in the styling front. Remember Sonata - Jaguar, New Sonata - Audi, Accent - Lancer, Santro - Wagon R stories internationally.

Aggression is one thing but copying would not stay long in terms of sustaining the growth. The values are more important.
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