Hyundai Loses $28.9 Million Patent Trial Over Hybrid Engines

An exhibit showing the electric plug-in hybrid drivetrain of a Hyundai Sonata.

Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

Hyundai Motor Co. and affiliate Kia Motors Corp. were told to pay a Baltimore company $28.9 million after a federal jury said the South Korean carmakers infringed patents related to hybrid engines. The companies pledged to appeal.

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