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    Report: BMW patents turbocharged V6 engine design
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    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
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    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?
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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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    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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    BMW seeks to patent technological creative thinking?!
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    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
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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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    Inventor may have $12 billion dollar claim against GM
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    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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