Mitsubishi Attacks GE Patent In Bid To Upset $170M Award

Law360, Dallas (October 3, 2012, 8:54 PM EDT) -- Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. on Wednesday began the second leg of a trial against General Electric Co. in Texas federal court, arguing GE executives conspired to secure a key wind turbine patent by lying to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in its application.

Mitsubishi told U.S. District Judge Royal Furgeson it would show during the bench trial that GE acted with “inequitable conduct” when it applied for U.S. Patent Number 7,629,705 by not disclosing prior art and uses. The argument is a defense intended to...
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