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Isola Abandons Patent Infringement Action Against Shengyi


March 26th, 2009

 After a vigorous defense, Guangdong Shengyi Sci. Tech Co., Ltd. has emerged victorious in the United States patent litigation brought without notice by Isola USA Corp.

 Shengyi fought Isola’s unfounded charges of patent infringement brought in the U.S. International Trade Commission. In view of Shengyi’s strong legal position, Isola was forced to abandon its action against Shengyi’s S1000 and S1000-2 products.

 Isola’s infringement allegations against Shengyi were doomed from the start. Ruling on a motion brought by Shengyi shortly after the investigation was initiated, the judge found that Isola “failed to provide any factual information” to support its infringement allegations with respect to Isola’s U.S. Patent No. 6,509,414 and terminated the investigation as to that patent. Then, in the face of strong evidence of non-infringement of Isola’s U.S. Patent Nos. 6,187,852 and 6,322,885, Isola capitulated and withdrew its complaint against Shengyi on March 12, 2009.

 Shengyi’s S1000 and S1000-2 products have never infringed Isola’s patents. Shengyi did not modify these products in response to Isola’s complaint or in view of Isola’s patents. Any representation otherwise is simply wrong.

 Commenting on the investigation, Shengyi’s Chief Operating Officer Renxi Chen stated: “As a company actively engaged in research and development, Shengyi values its own intellectual property. Likewise, Shengyi respects the intellectual property of others. It is unfortunate that Isola made baseless infringement allegations and failed to conduct an adequate pre-filing investigation with respect to Shengyi. Isola’s behavior in this investigation was deplorable and irresponsible.”

 With this dispute resolved, Shengyi looks forward to continuing to serve and supply U.S. customers and end users for its products.