U.S. opens probe into regardless of whether VW cars infringe Jaguar Land Rover patents

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Intercontinental Trade Fee (ITC) said on Monday it is opening in investigation into whether or not Volkswagen AG infringed on patents held by Jaguar Land Rover for a system used for off-highway driving.

In November, Jaguar Land Rover, a device of Tata Motors, submitted a grievance with the ITC trying to get to protect against the import of some VW Porsche, Lamborghini and Audi types with “particular car command devices” that allegedly infringe on it patents held for its Terrain Response system.

The models involve the Lamborghini Urus, Porsche Cayenne and Audi’s Q8, Q7, Q5, A6 Allroad, and E-Tron motor vehicles and the VW Tiguan. The ITC stated it has created no choice on the deserves.

VW stated in a assertion it was inspecting the action and identifying its next techniques.

“We will of system cooperate with investigating authorities. When we cannot remark on any facts of the proceedings, we strongly think that the claims have no advantage and will robustly protect our place,” VW said.

Numerous automakers provide a suite of off-street powertrain controls, but JLR promises Volkswagen’s tech is much more than just identical. 

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) claimed the autos “have utilized JLR’s patented innovations with out payment or authorization” notably a patent for an “improved process for driving a motor vehicle on distinct driving surfaces, in certain off-highway.”

JLR says its Terrain Reaction know-how makes use of the patented technologies to optimize functionality on off-highway driving surfaces, like grass, snow, mud, sand and rocks.


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