LONDON— VMI's announcement of the invalidation of a Safe-Run patent has drawn a response from the Chinese tire-building machine manufacturer.
According to Safe-Run the invalidated patent covered old technology, used in previous generations of Safe-Run machines and no longer part of its product portfolio.
The ruling, therefore, had “no influence to any business activities, because its contents are not related to current Safe-Run technologies or products,” the Chinese manufacturer said in a Oct. 28 statement.
On Oct. 26, VMI said that the Chinese Patent Review Board had invalidated a Safe-Run patent because it was based on prior art. The patent in question was CN 202592763 and the date of the verdict was Aug. 22.
VMI said the ruling was the first in a number of filings seeking the invalidation of Safe-Run patents, as part of its ongoing legal actions against the Chinese company.