Ford is suspected of stealing technology?February 12, 2019
Professors at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA) claim that the Ford Motor Company is using their patented technology. Engineers have filed for the automaker in court, at the moment the proceedings are underway.
Three engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) claim that Ford’s engines use the process of combining multiport and direct fuel injection that they developed, and the automaker was not going to pay them any fees for using this technology.
At present, the engineers of the institute have filed a lawsuit against the Blue Oval in a federal court and there is even an amount of compensation, but so far it remains unknown. It is reported that it is calculated from the calculation of the use of this technology in each vehicle sold.
This was reported authoritative edition of Bloomberg. The American Institute of Engineers name is Leslie Bromberg, Daniel R. Cohn and John B. Haywood. They claim that they invented the method of combining fuel injection, which supposedly creates the best fuel-air mixture. MIT University authorities gave them ownership of this patent, and they founded the company to license the technology.
It turns out that back in 2014 they even contacted Ford about licensing a patent for the automaker, but the proposal was rejected. However, Ford later began using a combination of multiport and direct fuel injection in its engines. For example, in 2017, the company talked about introducing this technology into many of its engines, including the 3.3-liter naturally aspirated V6, the 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6, the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 and the 5.0-liter naturally aspirated V8.
In turn, the guys from Ford said in a recent interview that they were not going to comment on this trial.
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