Thun, 07 February 2018
Meyer Burger has filed patent infringement lawsuit in China to protect its proprietary Diamond Wire Management System (DWMS) technology
Meyer Burger Technology Ltd (SIX Swiss Exchange: MBTN) today announced that its subsidiary Meyer Burger (Switzerland) Ltd has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Wuxi Shangji Automation Co, Ltd. for infringement of Meyer Burger’s Chinese patent number CN 104411434B for its proprietary Diamond Wire Management System (DWMS), a Meyer Burger patented wire winding system.
Filed in the Nanjing Intermediate Court, the suit charges that Wuxi Shangji Automation’s wire saw WKS027BL infringes Meyer Burger’s patent rights associated with the Diamond Wire Management System. Meyer Burger’s patent portfolio includes a wide range of patents protecting its diamond wire cutting platforms as well as related management systems.
The patented, award-winning DWMS has been uniquely designed for Meyer Burger diamond wire saws. The DWMS technology is available as an integrated option on all Meyer Burger industry leading DW288+ and DW288 Series 3 cutting platforms for both mono and multi-silicon PV wafering.
Photovoltaic manufacturers who have purchased the DWMS platform from Meyer Burger can rest assured that they will continue to benefit exclusively from the innovative industry-leading advances in Meyer Burger’s state-of-the-art DWMS technology.
“Meyer Burger invests substantial amounts in Research & Development each year to create cutting-edge technologies that deliver significant value to our customers. We are determined that our customers will exclusively benefit from our industry-leading technology as we push the limits of photovoltaic innovation. Our intellectual property serves as the foundation of our technologies and market leadership”, said Hans Brändle, Chief Executive Officer of Meyer Burger Technology Ltd. “We will defend our patented technologies by actively enforcing our international patent rights.”
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