Green Patent Blog: Will Duke’s Order Blow Away the Cloud Hanging Over Mitsubishi’s 2.4 MW Turbine?

I've written extensively about the patent infringement and antitrust litigation between wind power rivals GE and Mitsubishi (see, e.g., previous posts here and here ). While that legal battle spans multiple venues, encompasses several different patents, and includes many patent and antitrust...

Green Patent Blog: Green IP Litigation Is A Black Cloud Over Wind Turbine Makers

In addition to the high legal fees and exposure to potentially hefty damages payouts that accompany allegations of intellectual property infringement, such lawsuits can also be dark clouds over defendants, hampering their ability to do business. A salient example of this in clean tech is the...

Green Patent Blog: Chinese Courts Hand Down Split Decisions as AMSC-Sinovel IP Disputes Get Moving

In a previous post , I discussed the IP litigation in China between American Superconductor (AMSC) and Chinese wind energy system maker Sinovel . The dispute centers on allegations that Sinovel misappropriated AMSC's software code for controlling wind turbines and power converters. Last year...

Green Patent Blog: Federal Circuit Shunts Aside ITC Ruling as GE Wins Domestic Industry Appeal

A previous post discussed Mitsubishi's win over GE in the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) case involving three of GE's variable speed turbine patents, one front of the competitors' major wind patent litigation. The accused products in that case are Mitsubishi's models MWT...

Green Patent Blog: Jury Finds Mitsubishi Owes GE $170 Million for Wind Patent Infringement

In a previous post , I discussed a Texas federal court decision denying Mitsubishi's motion for summary judgment in which it argued it did not infringe U.S. Patent No. 7,629,705 ('705 Patent) and that the '705 Patent is invalid. The '705 Patent is entitled "Method and apparatus...

Green Patent Blog: It’s De-ceptive, De-ceitful, De-lusive: DeWind Alleges Wind Farm Greenwash

DeWind Co. (DeWind) is a vertically integrated global wind company headquartered in Germany. One part of DeWind's business is wind farm development, and in 2009 the company entered into an agreement with Glenmore Wind Farm, Urban Power, and Prelude by which it agreed to pay $250,000 for the exclusive...

Green Patent Blog: Wind Case Wends Through Chinese Courts, Perhaps to China Supremes

In previous posts ( here and here ), I discussed the IP litigation in China between American Superconductor (AMSC) and Chinese wind energy system maker Sinovel . The of heart of the dispute is AMSC's allegations that Sinovel misappropriated its propietary software code for controlling wind turbines...

Green Patent Blog: GE Dodges Mitsubishi Wind Turbine Blade Pitch Angle Patent

A previous post discussed Mitsubishi's patent infringement action against GE in which the Japanese conglomerate fought back against multiple infringement suits (see, e.g., here and here ) brought against it by GE. Mitsubishi's Complaint , filed in the Middle District of Florida, accused GE...