Mitsubishi Ordered To Pay GE $170M Over Wind Turbine IP

Law360, New York (March 08, 2012, 9:03 PM ET) -- A Texas federal jury awarded approximately $170 million in damages to General Electric Co. after finding that Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. had infringed one of its patents covering wind turbine technology.

Although the court had previously ruled that Mitsubishi did not infringe U.S. Patent Number 6,879,055, which covers a base frame for mounting the shaft of the turbine's rotor, the jury found that the company had infringed U.S. Patent Number 7,629,705, titled "Method and apparatus for operating electrical machines."

The patent, which covers a technology that...
To view the full article, take a free trial now.
Try Law360 for free for seven days
Already a subscriber? Click here to login

Already have access?

  1. Forgot your password?
  2. Sign In

Get instant access to the one-stop news source for business lawyers

Required