Sumitomo wins patent infringement lawsuit

Tokyo – Sumitomo Rubber Industries has won a lawsuit against Italian manufacturer TEK Automotive Srl concerning infringement of its patents on emergency tire-puncture-repair kit technology.

In a 23 May statement, the Japanese company said it initially filed the lawsuit in the district court of Mannheim, Germany back in October of 2010.

The case claimed the unauthorised use of SRI’s technology in emergency tire puncture repair kits manufactured by TEK Automotive.

“The German courts ruled in our favour with regard to the infringement of both patents in March 2015…

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