Metso's patent held invalid and earlier favorable decision reversed by Court of Appeals in a US patent infringement case
Metso Corporation's stock exchange release on May 15, 2013 at 3:35 p.m. local time
The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has given an unfavorable decision to Metso holding Metso's patent invalid with respect to the issues subject to the lawsuit Metso has carried out against Powerscreen International Distribution Ltd (today known as Terex GB Ltd), Terex Corporation, Emerald Equipment Systems, Inc. et al. The case involves the Metso's lateral folding conveyor patent rights related to mobile crushing and screening plants. The Court of Appeals has reversed the favorable decisions to Metso given earlier by the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York in the case (see Metso's stock exchange releases December 7, 2010 and December 12, 2011).
Metso will seek reversal of this Court of Appeals' decision by motions and, as necessary, by further appeal. The final outcome of the lawsuit would be expected within 2014.
Metso has not booked any compensation in its financial results based on the earlier decisions related to this case; and will do so, if any, only when the final outcome of the lawsuit is clear, earliest in 2014.
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For further information, please contact:
Erica Aminoff, Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer, Mining and Construction, Metso, tel. +358 20 484 3246
Juha Rouhiainen, Vice President, Investor Relations, Metso, Tel. +358 20 484 3253
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