Wanner Engineering says it has won a court judgement in China for patent infringement related to its Hydra-Cell seal-less diaphragm pumps. The company reportedly stopped counterfeiters who it says were making poor quality pumps.
Wanner took Shanghai Nikuni to court for infringement of one of its Chinese patents covering innovative features in the pumps, according to the company. The defendant then filed invalidation proceedings with the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA).
Wanner reportedly prevailed in the court proceedings and the patent was upheld and found to be valid by the CNIPA. Patent infringement was also found by the Shanghai Intellectual Property Court and damages were awarded to Wanner. The company says it won a second infringement case and a second invalidation action in the CNIPA against another counterfeiter. This case is currently going through the appeal process, according to Wanner, but the company says it is confident infringement will be confirmed.
The successful court decisions are especially significant during a critical time in the global economy, when third-party infringement is increasing rapidly, according to Wanner.
“Our customers are, and always have been, front of mind in all our activities. It is of huge importance that every customer who buys a Wanner pump, receives a genuine Hydra-Cell, not a copy,” says Bill Wanner, CEO of Wanner, in a press release from the company.
Read the entire press release at www.hydra-cell.co.uk