Mass. Jury Says GE Infringed Siemens Wind Turbine Patent

By Hailey Konnath (June 17, 2022, 10:33 PM EDT) -- A Massachusetts federal jury on Friday found that General Electric infringed a Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy patent covering offshore wind turbines, although it also determined that another Siemens patent covering the technology was invalid.

The 10-member jury returned its verdict after 14 days of trial. Although jurors sided with Siemens on one of the patents, they said that Boston-based GE's infringement was not willful and that the Denmark arm of Siemens was not entitled to damages for lost profits.

At the same time, Siemens should get a running reasonable royalty rate of $30,000 per megawatt, the jury held.

According to a...

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