New Delhi/ 22 December 2020: Earlier this year Sandvik communicated that the Delhi High Court in India ruled in favor of Sandvik regarding patent infringement concerning its Vertical Shaft Impact Crusher.
Following another investigation into infringement of patents for Sandvik down the hole hammers (Mission 4), two companies based in Hyderabad were found to be selling copies of the Mission 4 hammers. Cease and desist notices were issued to both entities.
Both companies have recognized and acknowledge Sandvik’s patent rights and agreed to cease and desist from manufacturing, advertising (either directly or indirectly), selling, making available for sale, importing, exporting, etc. any product which infringes the claims of the registered patents.
Sandvik was very pleased of the outcome to have been able to use legal means to stop further distribution of illegal non-genuine Sandvik products on the market by the two companies.
Sandvik invests significant sums of money in research and development and also in registering intellectual property rights such as patents, which are designed to protect this investment in its products. Sandvik believes it must protect its interests in order to continue investing in the future and remain world leaders in tools, service and equipment design.