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Manitowoc success in Sany lawsuit

April 17 - The United States International Trade Commission (ITC) has issued a favourable final determination in the patent infringement and trade secrets case filed by Manitowoc Cranes against Sany Heavy Industries and Sany America.

Yesterday, April 16, the ITC issued a Notice of the Commission's Final Determination and Cease and Desist Order against Sany in Certain Crawler Cranes and Components. The Final Determination was issued in connection with the ITC's investigation into Sany's conduct, based upon a complaint filed by Manitowoc, which alleged that Sany had violated Section 337 of the Tariff Act

ITC determined that at least one Sany crane product infringed one of Manitowoc's patents and that six trade secrets of Manitowoc were both protectable as trade secrets and misappropriated.

As a result of these findings, the ITC has issued a limited exclusion order that prohibits importation by Sany of cranes that infringe one of Manitowoc's patents; or that use any of six of Manitowoc's trade secrets for a period of ten years.

The ITC also issued a cease and desist order that prohibits Sany America from importing, selling, marketing, advertising, or distributing cranes that were manufactured using any of the six Manitowoc trade secrets found to be misappropriated.

Sany said it was disappointed in the initial determination issued by the administrative law judge. The company says that the initial determination "errs in its determination of disputed facts and application of well-settled legal principles".

Sany intends to request a review of the initial determination by the full ITC and to vigorously contest this issue.

 

 

www.manitowoc.com

www.sanyamerica.com

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