GE Claims Mitsubishi Infringes Turbine Patents

Law360, New York (March 3, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- General Electric has filed a complaint with the U.S International Trade Commission alleging that Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. and two of its subsidiaries have infringed on GE's patents for wind turbine technology.

In its request for an investigation filed Wednesday, the company claimed that Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd., Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America Inc. and Mitsubishi Power Systems Inc. infringed on U.S. Patent Nos. 5,083,039 and 6,921,985, which cover technology used in variable speed wind turbines.

The suit seeks a permanent limited exclusion order barring any...
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