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Does Repeal of the EV Tax Credit Really Matter?

Last week, Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives released their first attempt at tax reform legislation. Buried in the proposed legislation is a repeal of the current tax credit of up to $7500 to purchasers of...more

From Vacuums to Electric Cars: How Dyson Should Fit Into the Auto Industry by 2020

A few weeks ago, another player threw its hat into the ring of outsiders hoping to bring electric cars to the masses. Dyson, famous for its vacuums and other consumer products, announced that it has begun work on its own...more

New Ownership Model Accelerates Adoption of Electric Vehicles

While recent innovations in batteries have been driving down the cost of electric vehicles, electric vehicles still initially cost a premium over their gasoline-powered counterparts, even with the assistance of large tax...more

With Electric Cars on the Horizon, the Internal Combustion Engine Fights Back

Turbulence in global fuel economy standards are putting new pressures on the automotive industry to shift its thinking on gasoline and electrification. In late July, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)...more

STRONGER Patents Act of 2017 Disadvantages Domestic Manufacturers

In late June, Senators Coons, Cotton, Durbin, and Hirono introduced the STRONGER Patents Act of 2017. The Act includes provisions that seek to heavily change the inter partes review and post-grant review processes. However,...more

Is Congress Finally Getting Serious About Curtailing Design Patents in the Auto Industry?

In recent years, OEMs have been growing their design patent portfolios at a rapid pace. Specifically, OEMs have been securing patent protection on replacement parts, including bumpers, fascias, light fixtures, mirrors, hoods,...more

What the Supreme Court’s Latest Patent Decision Means for Automotive Suppliers

Although U.S. patent law has long-established limits on enforcement after a patented product has been sold, the technological innovations may put a bulls-eye on the automotive industry for patent litigation. However, when...more

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