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TVS Motor, Bajaj Auto settle decade-old dispute over patent for spark plugs

Both TVS Motor and Bajaj Auto have mutually agreed to withdraw pending proceedings and release each other from all liabilities, claims, demands and actions

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T E Narasimhan Chennai
TVS Motor Company and Bajaj Auto have settled a decade-old dispute related to patent rights for spark plugs.

The companies said they entered into a settlement agreement on Thursday to amicably settle the decade-old dispute related to alleged infringement of Bajaj's patent for digital twin spark plug ignition technology.

The patent by Bajaj Auto was related to improvement in the combustion characteristics of a four-stroke internal-combustion engine and the dispute occurred after allegations were raised that TVS Motor's 125-CC bike Flame infringed the patent.

The settlement also includes a defamation suit by TVS Motor against Bajaj and other related proceedings

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First Published: Oct 31 2019 | 7:07 PM IST

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