The investigation began after Intellectual Ventures II, a patent holding firm, filed a complaint with the USITC in March 2017. More specifically, “some thermoplastic parts used in motors, water pumps, electronic power steering units and other powertrain parts made by or used in vehicles sold by the companies infringe on its patents,” according to Automotive News reports.
BMW, Honda, Toyota and others utilize thermoplastic components that violate Intellectual Ventures II's patent.
Numerous high-volume vehicles sold in the U.S. were affected by this complaint. The most notable are the 2016 Toyota Camry, the 2016 BMW 2 Series and the 2017 Honda Accord.
Numerous high-volume vehicles sold in the U.S. were affected by this complaint.
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The USITC confirmed that it would set a target date to complete its investigation within 45 days of starting the probe.
For car manufacturers, Toyota spokeswoman declined to comment on the matter entirely, while officials in Japan at BMW, Honda, Aisin and Denso did not immediately return requests for comment.
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For the local market, Toyota Philippines offers 22 car models. The most affordable of these is the Toyota Wigo hatchback. Toyota also has three sedan models namely the Vios, the Corolla Altis, and the Camry. It then has one entry to the pickup truck segment, the Hilux. For coupes, Toyota Philippines offers two models: the GT 86 and the Supra. The Toyota local SUV segment has four models. These include the Fortuner, Land Cruiser, and Land Cruiser Prado. The Toyota MPV segment for the Philippines has three models: the Avanza, Rush, and the Innova. Then there are two Toyota vans in the Philippine market: the Hiace and the Hiace Super Grandia. For hatchbacks, there's the Wigo, the GR Yaris, Prius, and the Yaris, while the minivan segment then has the Alphard. And lastly, the crossovers sold by Toyota include the Corolla Cross, and the RAV4.
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