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    Official: Tesla open-sources all its patents

    When Tesla CEO Elon Musk says that he's thinking about something, you definitely need to pay attention because it's likely something big. In an eloquently worded press release (a very rare thing indeed) Musk explains reason after reason why Tesla is opening up all of its patents, effective ...

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    Report: BMW patents turbocharged V6 engine design

    Sacrilege. Blasphemy. Treason. Heresy. Just what sin is BMW accused of? Patenting a design for a turbocharged V6 engine. If you're not a BMW fanboy, you may be wondering, what's the big deal? BMW stands alone as the only major automaker to have stuck with the tried-and-true inline-six engine ...

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    Patent filing shows U.S. 2012 Buick Excelle compact sedan

    2012 Buick Compact sedan – Click above for high-res image gallery
    What you see here is probably the next new product to join the Buick lineup after the Regal sedan. These design patent drawings depict a compact sedan based on the same Delta global platform as the Chevrolet Cruze and Opel ...

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    2012 Chevrolet Malibu design completely revealed in patent filings?

    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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    REPORT: 76% of "electric propulsion vehicle" patent applications come from Japan

    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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    BMW seeks to patent technological creative thinking?!

    BMW 535i Gran Turismo – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Yes, you read the headline correctly. BMW has filed a patent for a "Method for Systematically Identifying Technology-Based Solutions." Broken down into non-lawyer speak, BMW thinks it has identified the ways in which technology ...

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    Ford applies for patent on turbocharged pushrod V8

    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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    Inventor may have $12 billion dollar claim against GM

    Twelve years ago, Jack Evans (founder and namesake of Evans Cooling) went to court with the claim that General Motors stole his design for a reverse-flow cooling system, a setup that was later put into production in GM's LT1 series of small-block V8s - and a design that was protected by Evan's ...


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