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funflower Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-29-07 02:44 AM
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45. When you say "sue down people" on the patent, do you mean they are trying to license?
Edited on Sun Jul-29-07 02:56 AM by funflower
Patents should not be an insurmountable obstacle to the development of this technology, although they will boost the pricing for a while.

Permanent injunctions against an infringer are not very common in patent cases.

A recent Sup. Ct. case, eBay v. MercExchange, set down these factors for deciding whether to impose a permanent injunction.

(1)that the plaintiff has suffered an irreparable injury;
(2)that remedies available at law, such as monetary damages, are inadequate to compensate for that injury;
(3)that, considering the balance of hardships between the plaintiff and defendant, a remedy in equity is warranted
(4)that the public interest would not be disserved by a permanent injunction.

I find it hard to imagine a situation where a university could meet this test as against an infringer who was trying to build a plug-in hybrid. The more likely result would be that the infringer would have to pay royalties to license the patent.
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  -Toyota unveils plug-in hybrid, to test on roads jpak  Jul-25-07 11:36 AM   #0 
  - I don't understand why the auto companies all say they can be ready for sale  robinlynne   Jul-25-07 11:43 AM   #1 
  - There's no real patent issue involved.  TheWraith   Jul-25-07 04:52 PM   #20 
     - Actually there is.  skids   Jul-25-07 06:02 PM   #21 
     - NiMH is obsolete.  TheWraith   Jul-25-07 06:36 PM   #22 
        - Large format Lithium-Ion is also twice as expensive and has safety issues  wtmusic   Jul-25-07 07:48 PM   #25 
           - Any batteries will explode if you mistreat them.  TheWraith   Jul-25-07 09:05 PM   #27 
           - The explosion problem is solved in the new chemistries.  skids   Jul-25-07 09:46 PM   #29 
              - May take a reworking of patent law  wtmusic   Jul-26-07 10:14 AM   #33 
              - I can imagine a reasonable incarnation of such a law.  phantom power   Jul-26-07 05:15 PM   #40 
                 - While there at it, they can apply that principle to cybersquatting  wtmusic   Jul-26-07 08:12 PM   #42 
              - When you say "sue down people" on the patent, do you mean they are trying to license?  funflower   Jul-29-07 02:44 AM   #45 
     - I wouldn't care if took hours, would you?  robinlynne   Jul-25-07 07:18 PM   #24 
        - You want to stand at a recharging station for eight hours?  TheWraith   Jul-25-07 09:00 PM   #26 
        - In my case, I would charge overnight in my garage...  skids   Jul-25-07 09:48 PM   #30 
           - It is an issue for anyone driving more than 75 miles per day.  TheWraith   Jul-25-07 10:58 PM   #31 
              - Li-Ion holds more promise for the future; NiMH are ready now  wtmusic   Jul-26-07 10:21 AM   #34 
              - Actually, the guaranteed range was 75 miles, not 175.  TheWraith   Jul-26-07 04:24 PM   #38 
              - As they said in the film "It will only serve 95% of the American population well".  robinlynne   Jul-26-07 10:54 AM   #36 
                 - Save only for the price tag of $80k.  TheWraith   Jul-26-07 04:37 PM   #39 
                    - Agree about the capacity...  skids   Jul-26-07 06:03 PM   #41 
                       - Oh, it is. Unfortunately a proper complete redesign is also phenomenally expensive  TheWraith   Jul-28-07 01:29 AM   #43 
                          - Except the engineering has already been done.  skids   Jul-28-07 08:47 AM   #44 
        - It would take a change in mindset.  Ready4Change   Jul-25-07 09:16 PM   #28 
           - 10 years ago there were 80,000 people on a waiting list in california....  robinlynne   Jul-26-07 10:53 AM   #35 
              - Actually, the interested customer list was only 5,000 people  TheWraith   Jul-26-07 04:21 PM   #37 
  - Author Chang-Ran Kim is very confused  wtmusic   Jul-25-07 12:04 PM   #2 
  - I gathered that too  LSK   Jul-25-07 12:07 PM   #4 
  - He's talking about the motor/engine configuration.  Gregorian   Jul-25-07 12:23 PM   #5 
  - A stock Prius runs solely off the motor  wtmusic   Jul-25-07 12:33 PM   #7 
  - Here's a good basic description of the systems.  Gregorian   Jul-25-07 01:29 PM   #13 
  - That is not different from current Prius'  AchtungToddler   Jul-25-07 01:51 PM   #14 
     - I think it is different in that the Prius has an engine that kicks in under high loads.  Gregorian   Jul-25-07 04:18 PM   #19 
        - I think that EVs are the product that people will be able to afford to do essential tasks  TheBorealAvenger   Jul-26-07 09:04 AM   #32 
           - EV's are an issue  sabbat hunter   Jul-29-07 07:13 AM   #46 
  - What is the problem with NiMH battery (other than Chevron holding the patent)?  loindelrio   Jul-25-07 02:40 PM   #17 
     - Absolutely right -- the only problem is, they're too small  wtmusic   Jul-25-07 02:48 PM   #18 
  - just as the other manufacters start to move to hybirds, Toyota takes it a step further  LSK   Jul-25-07 12:06 PM   #3 
  - Can someone help me with this...  hughee99   Jul-25-07 12:33 PM   #6 
     - Even when the electricity is generated by burning coal  wtmusic   Jul-25-07 12:38 PM   #8 
     - Thank you. Exactly what I was looking for. n/t  hughee99   Jul-25-07 12:47 PM   #9 
     - Not to mention the fact that even powered by a coal-fired plant  TheWraith   Jul-25-07 06:37 PM   #23 
     - there was a study done that assuming plugins charged overnight  LSK   Jul-25-07 12:50 PM   #10 
     - New press release by EPRI & NRDC  TheBorealAvenger   Jul-25-07 01:02 PM   #11 
     - Thanks. I trust EPRI.  Gregorian   Jul-25-07 01:27 PM   #12 
     - Not bad. Now the big question is  GliderGuider   Jul-25-07 01:59 PM   #16 
     - I've done such a study.  GliderGuider   Jul-25-07 01:57 PM   #15 

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