Alex Severinsky

  • 2010 Prius vs. 2007 Prius

    It’s not every day that a small guy gets embroiled in a lawsuit with an automotive giant like Toyota and actually wins but that’s exactly what happened in the case of Alex Severinsky and his claims of patent-infringement. The dispute actually dates back several years and surrounds Severinsky’s claims that his 1994 patented system for a high-voltage method to power hybrid cars was used by Toyota without permission. Fearful that the import of its hybrid vehicles like the Prius could be blocked, Toyota quickly settled the case out of court on the very day that a hearing before the U.S...

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