Corma claims victory in China patent lawsuits


Canadian pipe extrusion equipment maker Corma Inc. is claiming victory in some high-profile patent-infringement suits against Chinese competitors in courts in both China and the United States, and believes its aggressive actions in the legal system have helped stem losses from copied equipment.

Corma said Chinese courts and U.S. courts have ruled in its favor in several long-running lawsuits, with Chinese courts ordering one competitor, Shanghai Jwell Machinery Co. Ltd., to pay Corma a total of 750,000 yuan ($112,000), while a U.S. court has ordered Jwell to pay $750,000 (5.02 million yuan) to Corma.

At issue, Corma says, are violations of its patents on both its mold block quick return technology, which increases output while reducing the capital investment...
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