Bridgestone wins further Chinese patent infringement case

Bridgestone has won a patent case against Guangzhou-based Wanli Tire. Bridgestone’s success follows another victory last September’s this time against Triangle Tyre.

According to Nikkier, Bridgestone said the Shanghai Intellectual Property Court in April reached a favourable ruling regarding a patent infringement lawsuit Bridgestone filed in October 2015. The suit alleged Wanli of manufacturing and selling tyres with tread patterns used in Bridgestone’s Dueler A/T Revo 2 tyres for sports utility vehicles.

As a result of the ruling Wanli must now “stop manufacturing and sales activities that are in violation of Bridgestone’s patent rights”. The South China company must also dispose of related moulds, and pay Bridgestone 600,000 yuan ($88,000) in compensation.

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