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Honeywell International Inc.
BorgWarner v. Honeywell International (Copyright Infringement)
Date: 05/16/2011 (Date of Settlement Announcement)
Misconduct Type: Intellectual Property
Enforcement Agency: Non-Governmental
Contracting Party: None
Court Type: Civil
Synopsis: Honeywell Turbo Technologies agreed to pay $32.5 million to settle a patent infringement lawsuit filed by BorgWarner, Inc. over a titanium wheel used in commercial vehicle engine turbochargers. The dispute involved the design of a lighter and less-expensive titanium compressor wheel. Under the terms of the settlement, Honeywell acquired a license to the patents.