Goodyear Tire & Rubber.
Goodyear Tire & Rubber has filed suit in U.S. District Court in Charlotte, NC, charging General Tire The General Tire and Rubber Company is an American manufacturer of tires for motor vehicles.
General Tire was founded in 1915 in Akron, Ohio by William F. O'Neil. In 1943 General Tire branched out from its core business by purchasing the Yankee Network and the radio stations with patent infringement patent infringement n. the manufacture and/or use of an invention or improvement for which someone else owns a patent issued by the government, without obtaining permission of the owner of the patent by contract, license or waiver. regarding Goodyear's Aquatred tire. The suit charges that General's Hydro 2000 tire duplicates the unique footprint The amount of geographic space covered by an object. A computer footprint is the desk or floor surface it occupies. A satellite's footprint is the earth area covered by its downlink. See form factor.
1. of Goodyear's Aquatred, according to according to
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3. a statement from Goodyear. General said it will "vigorously defend the patent infringement lawsuit." Alan Ockene, president of General, said "General Tire has every right to manufacture and sell the Hydro 2000 and we intend to vindicate that right in court." General said the Hydro 2000 is an outgrowth of the Aquacontact tire developed by parent company Continental, which was introduced before Goodyear unveiled the Aquatred.