in News Departments > New & Noteworthy
print the content item

After spending five years in and out of court, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. (MHI) says it and GE have amicably settled and dropped all legal actions taken by both parties in the U.S. regarding alleged infringements of their patents on wind turbines.

In 2008, GE brought a case against MHI before the U.S. International Trade Commission charging that MHI's 2.4 MW variable-speed wind turbines violated two of GE's U.S. patents and thus constituted infringement. Subsequently, GE and MHI both instituted several legal proceedings against the other. (For more information on the lawsuits, click here.)

MHI says it and GE have agreed to settle all their legal disputes concerning wind turbines and auxiliary matters, through a cross-licensing agreement, in which the two companies grant the use of their subjected intellectual property to each other while retaining their own patents.

Under the terms of the agreement, the companies have also agreed not to make public the specific content of their settlement. However, MHI notes that the settlement will have a negligible impact on its fiscal-year 2013 earnings.




IowaDeptEconDevel_id1863

Trachte Inc._id1770
Latest Top Stories

Report Disputes U.S. Agency's Renewable Energy Projections

A new analysis from the Sun Day Campaign says renewables are slated to provide 16% of U.S. generating capacity by 2018 - over 20 years earlier than forecast by the Energy Information Administration.


Kansas Renewables Mandate Survives Yet Another Attack, But Is It Too Early To Celebrate?

Over the past three years, some legislators have tried to either weaken or repeal the state's renewable portfolio standard, which requires Kansas utilities to reach 20% renewables by 2020.


AWEA Highlights U.S. Wind Success Stories Of 2013

Despite a 92% drop in new capacity last year, the sector still has myriad reasons to celebrate, according to a new report from the American Wind Energy Association.


Feds List New Bird Species As Threatened - Should Wind Developers Be Worried?

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is designating the lesser prairie-chicken as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. An expert explains how this might affect the wind industry.


Senate Committee Passes Bill With Two-Year PTC Extension

The Senate Finance Committee has voted on a tax extenders package, which includes both the production tax credit (PTC) and investment tax credit, and sent it to the floor.

Acciona_id1907
JLG_id1900
WomenofWind_id
UEA_id1896
bonfiglioli_id1913
AWEA_id1886