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GOVERNMENT: Change in crash parts patent protections being sought

Eileen Sottile, executive director of the Quality Parts Coalition (QPC), urged attendees at the Auto Body Parts Association (ABPA) conference in late April to contact Congress to support the coalition’s legislation (HR 3889) that would reduce the time automakers can… Read More

GOVERNMENT: Bill would boost crash parts competition

Proposed federal legislation (HR 3889) introduced in early February would significantly reduce the time automakers can use design patents to prevent other companies from producing replacement crash parts; current patent laws give automakers a 14-year exclusivity on parts design, but… Read More