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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...
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