Schneider Electric Must Pay $45M: China Patent Suit

Law360 (October 1, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- French electrical company Schneider Electric was ordered on Saturday to pay a Chinese company 330 million yuan ($45 million) in damages after losing a patent infringement case in a Western China court.

The Wenzhou Intermediate Court of Zhejiang province ordered Schneider Electric to pay the 330 million yuan in compensation to the Chint Group for violating patents for low-voltage electrical equipment.

Specifically, the court found that Schneider had violated patents on five models of Chint equipment, and had earned 883.6 million yuan in revenue from the production and sale of the infringing machinery from August 2004 to July 2006.

The court...

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