GE wins patent case against Siemens Gamesa – on paper

Even though the US International Trade Commission rules in favor of GE, the ruling will have only a minor impact on the European turbine manufacturer. Updated.

Enels igangværende Ranchland II-projekt i Texas er et af de projekter, der kunne blive ramt af dommen, men som ikke ser ud til at blive det alligevel. | Photo: Enel Green Power

Within 60 days from today's ruling, Siemens Gamesa must cease exporting wind turbines to the US. This is essentially the conclusive ruling from the US International Trade Commission (USITC) in a patent case filed by GE one and half years ago against the European competitor.

"The US International Trade Commission has found a violation of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, by Siemens Gamesa [...] and has determined to issue a limited exclusion order and cease and desist orders," the federal agency writes in its ruling.

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