Juki Corporation initiated legal proceedings, including the filing of lawsuits in court, against companies infringing a patent owned by Juki Corporation that had been granted by China’s State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO). We hereby notify you that, as a result of these proceedings, the People’s Court has recognized the infringement of our patent by the defendants and rendered a judgment that prohibits the manufacture and sale of the infringing products and orders payment of monetary damages to Juki Corporation. The relevant cases are summarized below.
The technology for completion of the final button stitch using our industrial sewing machines is a unique technology which was developed as a result of research Juki Corporation conducted over a number of years. As a result, Juki Corporation was granted a patent by SIPO (Patent No. ZL96121017.6) giving us sole rights to it.
In light of the appearance of a number of companies that were making illegal use of the technology of said patent, we filed complaints for patent infringement in the Shanghai No. 2 Intermediate People's Court and Wenzhou Intermediate People's Court in order to protect this unique technology for which we had obtained a patent.
As a result of the court proceedings, on December 13, 2007, both courts recognized the patent infringement by the defendants and rendered a judgment that prohibits the manufacture and sale of the infringing products and orders payment of monetary damages to Juki Corporation.