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Ford staring down F-150 fuel-injection patent lawsuit

by George Kennedy (RSS feed) on Sep 4th, 2012 at 8:00AM

Ford is currently facing a lawsuit regarding the direct injection fuel systems found in its F-150 EcoBoost engine. TMC Fuel Injection System LLC is the company filed the lawsuit Wednesday in a federal court in Philadelphia. The suit alleges that Ford said it was "no longer interested" in the direct injection technology, yet proceeded to employ it in its engines. Shou L. Hou is the patent inventor for the fuel delivery technology. Ford began talks with Hou and TMC over two years after the patent was filed. The specific direct injection technology patented by Hou is the dynamic range of the... Read More

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