Orbital commences patent infringement litigation
Orbital has commenced litigation against Mercedes and Bosch for
alleged infringement of Orbital patents.
Litigation launched in the United States District Court for the
Eastern District of Virginia.
Orbital has filed court documents in the United
States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia alleging
the infringement of Orbital patents by Daimler AG, Mercedes-Benz
USA LLC, Mercedes-Benz U.S. International, Inc. (Mercedes), Robert
Bosch GMGH and Robert Bosch LLC (Bosch).
The court filing calls for a jury trial and advises
that Orbital seeks a judgement that Mercedes and Bosch have
infringed Orbital patents along with the awarding of compensatory
damages and permanent injunctive relief
preventing Mercedes and Bosch from using the patented inventions,
or a compulsory licence fee if the Court determines that injunctive
relief is not appropriate.
At this point in time the Company cannot speculate
on the likely success of the patent infringement action, nor can it
speculate on the potential award from the Court if the patent
infringement action is successful.
Orbital has secured financing, under a confidential
funding arrangement, to minimise the litigation funding risk to
The Company will update the market on the progress
of the infringement action as the court action is pursued.
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Mr. Terry Stinson
Chief Executive Officer
Tel: +61 8 9441 2311
Orbital is an international developer of
innovative technical solutions for a cleaner world. Orbital
provides innovation, design, product development and operational
improvement services to the world’s producers, suppliers,
regulators and end users of engines and engine management systems
for application in small unmanned aerial systems, motorcycles,
marine and recreational vehicles, automobiles and trucks. Orbital's
principal operations in Perth, Western Australia, provide a world
class facility with capabilities in design, manufacturing,
development and testing of engines and engine management systems.
Headquartered in Perth, Western Australia, Orbital stock is traded
on the Australian Stock Exchange (OEC).