in News Departments > New & Noteworthy
print the content item

The U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida has upheld a previous ruling in favor of GE in a patent-infringement case filed by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) back in 2010.

MHI was seeking compensation for alleged damages resulting from what the company says was infringement of one of its U.S. patents by GE's wind turbines. Last July, the Florida court ruled in favor of GE, essentially dismissing MHI's case. Later that month, MHI appealed the ruling, but the court has decided to stand by its decision.

The Mitsubishi patent at issue is related to controlling blade pitch angle for a wind turbine. In the court's decision to grant GE’s motion for summary judgment, the judge stated that the pitch control systems used by GE control the angle of the wind turbine blades in a different way than what is covered in the Mitsubishi patent. More information on the case is available here.

MHI says it has the option to appeal the Florida court’s ruling to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.



Trachte Inc._id1770
Latest Top Stories

Canadian Wind Industry Urges For More Federal Support

The Canadian Wind Energy Association says the country's federal government, once a big industry supporter, should again back wind power.


Wind And Solar Helped California Grid During Challenging Summer

According to the California Independent System Operator, the state suffered from heat waves and drought this year, and wind power played a "significant role" in keeping the lights on.


Recapping The Wind Industry's Third-Quarter Deals

Mercom Capital Group recaps investment and merger and acquisition activity during July, August and September.


Yearly Installed Capacity Figures Already Beat 2013 Numbers, More Wind On The Way: AWEA

While the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) lobbies Congress to extend the production tax credit, the association notes wind projects now under construction signal a vibrant 2015.


Yahoo Inks Contract To Buy Kansas Wind Power

The Internet company plans to log in to the Alexander wind project, which is being built by community developer OwnEnergy.

BG 2015DblBox_id2032
Canwea_id1984
Renewable NRG_id1934
Hybrid Energy Innovations 2015