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    Report: Chinese patent filing shows what could be next Royal Limo from Jaguar
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    Someone filed a patent application in China for the Jaguar XJ limousine seen above, but no one's sure who filed it or what the car is for. One camp thinks it's a State limo for UK royals like the Bentley State Limousine, another camp thinks it's the work of aftermarket coachbuilders. One thing's ...

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    Report: GM files trademark application for 'Z28'
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    This should raise the eyebrows of a few Camaro enthusiasts. GM Authority is reporting that General Motors has filed with the "United States Patent and Trademark Office for a trademark of the "Z28" moniker. Oh, do we have your attention? Many GM performance fans were surprised when Chevrolet did ...

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    Spy Shots: Subaru XV (read: Impreza Outback Sport) leaked via patent renderings
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    Subaru unveiled its steroid-enhanced Impreza – the XV concept – at the 2011 Shanghai Motor Show earlier this year, previewing what a high-riding version of the automaker's new C-segment hatchback could look like. Here in the United States, the XV is better known as the Impreza Outback ...

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    Ferrari reportedly developing biometric driver aids
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    A true driver's car can seem to know exactly what the driver's thinking, but that's really not the case. Right? According to the latest reports, Ferrari is developing a series of systems that will actually read a driver's mind and body to bring the relationship between man and machine that much ...

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    Next-generation Toyota Camry revealed in patent filings? (Updated)
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    Toyota Camry patent filings – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Toyota may be having some brand image troubles, what with all of the bad press it has been getting lately, but we mustn't forget that the Japanese automaker produces many of America's most popular cars, including the ...

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    2012 Chevrolet Malibu design completely revealed in patent filings?
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    2010 Chevrolet Malibu patent drawings – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Over the past nine months, we've seen the next-generation Chevrolet Malibu twice at General Motors media events that were closed to the public. On neither occasion were we allowed to take any photographs of the ...

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    Mercedes SLS AMG Roadster final form revealed in patent drawings?
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    Mercedes SLS AMG Roadster patent images – Click above for image gallery
    Not that there's anything new to report from last week, when we saw a prototype Mercedes SLS AMG Roadster at the factory in Affalterbach, but if you're the type that gets giddy over sketches then these are for you. As ...

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    Patent drawings reveal Durango-replacing 2012 Dodge Magnum?
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    2012 Dodge Magnum patent drawings – Click above for image gallery
    Imperfect though it may have been, we kinda miss the Dodge Magnum. Building a low-slung wagon and dropping a Hemi into it took a lot of guts on Chrysler's part. And while it may have been discontinued, it appears to be ...

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    Report: Lotus files patent application for new dual-clutch transmission
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    "Simplify, then add lightness." Those are the famous words spoken by Sir Colin Chapman, the father of Lotus and one of the automotive world's great geniuses. Speaking of genius, the dual-clutch transmission (at a sane price point) is a major step forward. It combines the automaticness of an ...

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    REPORT: 76% of "electric propulsion vehicle" patent applications come from Japan
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    Toyota is the undisputed world leader in hybrid vehicle sales, so it's no surprise the company dominates the charts when it comes to patents for "electric propulsion vehicles." A recent study conducted by the Japan Patent Office on global trends in the EV industry found that 76 percent of the ...

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    Ford applies for patent on turbocharged pushrod V8
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    The staff at intellectual property law firms spend much of their time scouring the database at the US Patent Office for applications that might impact their clients. At Delaware-based Stamoulis & Weinblatt, they have discovered a recently-filed application from Ford for a new V8 engine. ...

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