GE, Mitsubishi Heavy Get Split Wind-Patent Ruling

February 29, 2012 by  
Filed under Green Energy News

General Electric Co. and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. scored a split ruling in a closely watched patent dispute in the estimated $12 billion U.S. market for wind-energy gear.

In a victory for Mitsubishi Heavy, a federal appeals court in Washington, D.C., upheld an earlier decision by the U.S. International Trade Commission ruling the Japanese company didn’t infringe upon a GE patent for technology used in variable-speed wind turbines. But it also reversed an ITC …

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