Recently Manfred A.A.Lupke, legal representative of Corma Inc., has entered agreements regarding enforcement settlement with three defendants for patent infringement cases which were instituted in Shanghai. A total amount of RMB 750,000 yuan in total has been adjudged as compensation to Lupke after trials of second instance. Lupke won the law suits.
The patent infringement centers on Corma’s exclusive Mold Block Quick Return Technology, the use of which increases output rates while offering the pipe producer a reduction in the capital expenditure
The three defendant Chinese manufacturers, Shanghai Jwell Machinery Co., ERA Construction Materials Development Co. and Anhui Guotong High-tech Pipes Co.Ltd had been decided by court as having manufactured, sold and used products infringing Lupke’s patents for business purposes, therefore were put under the civil liabilities as to cease to produce the infringing conducts and compensate the damage.
After two years of court hearing procedures and another two years pursuing the enforcement of effective civil verdicts, Lupke wishes the enforcement procedure will end very soon.
Headquartered in Canada, Corma Inc. has been a leading provider of corrugated plastic pipe manufacturing machinery and equipment and has already registered patents in many selected countries around the world. The company has been registering patents in China since the mid-eighties, with more than 30 patents issued and dozens more in the application stage. Equipped with years of experiences defending its leading-edge technologies from patent infringements, Corma has developed its legal ability and resources necessary for protecting its competitive advantages in countries in which it operates, and is ready to protect itself where its intellectual property rights are infringed and deregulated.