Chinese Court Judgement in ADT's Favor in Patent Infringement Suit
December 4, 2009
ADT Security Services announced yesterday a victory in its patent lawsuit in China against ZhenTai Science & Technology Company. ZhenTai, based in Jingjiang City, Fujian Province, China, was found liable for infringing upon ADT’s Sensormatic anti-theft Ultra•Max label technology, ADT said in a press release.
According to ADT, the lawsuit involved acousto-magnetic (AM) labels, manufactured by ZhenTai, and offered for sale in China and for export abroad. In its decision, the Quanzhou Intermediate People’s Court enjoined ZhenTai from making, using or selling the infringing labels. Furthermore, ZhenTai was ordered to destroy any equipment, molds and drawings used to produce the labels. The company is also to pay nominal damages to Sensormatic, the press release said.
“We are pleased with the court ruling and the confidence it should give customers that they can continue to rely on the integrity and high performance of ADT’s Sensormatic anti-theft solutions,” said Jeff Bean, vice president, retail sales and operations for ADT. “We are committed to protecting the source tagging supply chain and retailer’s investment in our solutions.”
This is the second court ruling in a year against a company infringing Sensormatic anti-theft label patents. In December 2008, a US court found The Tag Company liable for patent infringement, misappropriating trade secrets and unfair trade practices.