Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE: EMR), announced that its recently acquired Artesyn Technologies successfully defended the majority of a competitor’s claims of patent infringement.
In a suit filed in Marshall, Texas, Power-One, Inc. alleged that Artesyn infringed 82 separate claims in four of its patents. Yesterday, a Texas jury found that only one patent was infringed involving a product that Artesyn had never sold, never offered for sale and that the market has never used. Some claims were dismissed before the trial. On others, the jury determined there was no infringement.
The jury specifically determined that any infringement was not willful. If the court enters judgment on the verdict, a total of $100 in damages will be awarded to Power-One. The verdict will not have any impact on Artesyn’s sales, technologies or products.
About Emerson Network Power
Emerson Network Power, an Emerson business, is the global leader in enabling business continuity, providing a full spectrum of reliable power, connectivity and precision cooling solutions for computer, communications, healthcare and industrial systems, backed by the largest global services organization in the power industry. Recognized brands within the Emerson Network Power family include Liebert, ASCO, Astec, Artesyn, and Lorain.
Emerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions to customers through its network power, process management, industrial automation, climate technologies, and appliance and tools businesses. Sales in fiscal 2007 were $22.6 billion.