GE has confirmed it recently filed suit against its competitor in the offshore wind turbine market, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy
In a statement issued to OWJ, GE said it had filed suit against Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy Limited in the High Court of Justice of England and Wales, raising claims of patent infringement.
The infringement action involves the UK part of EP 1 590 567 and certain offshore wind turbines.
GE said it will not comment further on pending litigation.
Siemens Gamesa issued a statement to OWJ in which it said, “On 29 December 2020, GE filed a lawsuit with the UK Patents Court.
“The claim alleges infringement of the UK counterpart of a patent already asserted in German and US International Trade Commission proceedings filed July 2020.
“Siemens Gamesa will be defending itself against the lawsuits and is confident that features and functionalities marketed by Siemens Gamesa do not infringe any valid third parties’ intellectual property rights.
“We cannot comment on this further due to ongoing legal proceedings. Siemens Gamesa is confident that the lawsuits won’t delay or interfere with any current and future Siemens Gamesa projects.”
The lawsuit is the latest in a series of legal claims made by the parties against one another in recent months.