GE and Mitsubishi win one verdict each in wind patent battle

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Industrial giants GE and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) both secured partial victories in the latest round of a long-running legal battle over wind turbine technology patents.

After an application by GE, the US Court of Appeals reversed an earlier ruling by the International Trade Commission (ITC) that Mitsubishi had not infringed one of the patents at issue.

However, the court upheld a similar finding by the ITC relating to a second patent.

The legal battle between GE and Japan’s MHI has rumbled on since 2008 and relates to technology used in the latter’s 2.4MW turbines.

Announcing details of the verdicts, the US group says: “GE applauds today’s US Court of Appeals decision, reversing the initial ruling on US Log in to read complete article.

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