WELLSVILLE, New York, Nov. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- LJUNGSTRÖM is determined to protect its rights to its air preheater technologies. Some Chinese customers had made complaints about poor quality products that were found to be copycat versions of the LJUNGSTRÖM patented DNF® heating element. After identifying a manufacturer in South China who had been supplying an inferior copycat product, LJUNGSTRÖM filed a patent infringement suit in the Jinhua, Zhejiang court in early 2016.
A settlement agreement has been reached with the manufacturer to cease its infringement of LJUNGSTRÖM's patent and to pay substantial damages for past infringements. This proves once again that only LJUNGSTRÖM is in a position to supply genuine DNF® heating elements, manufactured to the quality standards and extended operational life required to meet the critical power needs of the people of China.
This is the first lawsuit LJUNGSTRÖM has initiated to protect its intellectual property in China. "LJUNGSTRÖM is committed to providing proven technology and established, high-quality products that other suppliers are unable to match," said Hybern Huo, Managing Director of LUNGSTRÖM's Shanghai Unit. "We are trying to help Chinese power plants to avoid premature failure, downtime and operational issues that might be experienced with unlicensed and poor quality imitations of our technology."
LJUNGSTRÖM, a division of ARVOS Group, is a global science and technology solutions leader for the thermal power plant market, with two key applications: air preheaters and gas-gas heaters. Headquartered in Wellsville, New York, LJUNGSTRÖM has a large global presence, with offices and factories in all major continents.
Globally, LJUNGSTRÖM products save billions of dollars annually, and provide up to 25% less fuel consumption. In addition, efficiency improvement of LJUNGSTRÖM technologies has helped to reduce global warming by preventing over 50 billion tons of CO2 from being released into the atmosphere, contributing to a more sustainable and energy efficient world. LJUNGSTRÖM continues to be the world leader in bringing ground breaking innovations to market. For more information, visit www.ljungstrom-global.com.