|Stertil-Koni Sues Rotary Lift for Patent, Trade Dress and Copyright Infringement|
|Tuesday, 31 July 2012 11:45|
STREETER, Ill. — Stertil-Koni USA, Inc. has filed a patent, trade dress and copyright infringement lawsuit against Vehicle Services Group, LLC, which does business under the name Rotary Lift (Vehicle Services Group is part of the Industrial Products segment of Dover Corporation (NYSE: DOV).
The suit, filed in the United States District Court for the District of Maryland (Baltimore) alleges among other things that Rotary Lift’s EFX line of scissor lifts infringe on Stertil-Koni’s U.S. Patent No. 8,191,865, directed to a Device and System for Lifting a Motor Vehicle. Stertil-Koni makes and sells scissor lifts covered by its patent under the mark “ECOLIFT.” The complaint also alleges that Rotary Lift has misappropriated the trade dress of Stertil-Koni’s ECOLIFT scissor lift, and that Rotary Lift infringed Stertil-Koni’s copyright by copying Stertil-Koni’s drawings for Rotary Lift’s EFX scissor lift. Stertil-Koni’s complaint seeks damages of an unspecified amount and an injunction preventing Rotary Lift from further acts of patent infringement, trade dress infringement and copyright infringement.
According to Dr. Jean Dellamore, Stertil-Koni’s President: "Rotary Lift left us no choice since it has chosen to infringe our intellectual property rights.”
About Stertil-Koni USA, Inc.
Stertil-Koni is the global market leader in heavy duty hydraulic lifts and is the preferred supplier to the world’s leading companies in the truck and bus industries. Stertil-Koni's breadth of lift products meets all ranges of lifting needs and includes mobile, two-post, four-post, in-ground lifts, parallelogram lifts, half-scissors and the innovative axle-engaging, in-ground, scissor-style heavy duty hydraulic lift configuration. In the United States, under the leadership of Dr. DellAmore, Stertil-Koni USA, Inc. has achieved double-digit annual sales growth every year since its incorporation in Maryland in 1997. Today, the company is recognized as the leading provider of mobile lifts and the fastest growing heavy-duty lift company in North America. Stertil-Koni U.S.A. is headquartered in Stevensville, Md., and has a major manufacturing facility in Streator, Ill.
|Last Updated on Tuesday, 31 July 2012 11:47|