Jury awards royalties after verdict in GE vs SGRE court battle: Verdict has implications for Vineyard Wind 1 project #MA #USA

By National Wind Watch Jurors in the US District Court in Boston, Massachusetts, have found that General Electric (GE) must pay an unprecedented and high royalty fee of $30,000 per megawatt when its new Haliade-X wind turbine uses technology covered in Siemen Gamesa Renewable Energy’s (SGRE) so-called ‘413 patent. US patent no 9,279,413 – the ‘413 – is for an offshore direct-drive turbine’s structural support mechanism, and the physical and structural arrangement of the main shaft bearings. This allows the turbine to be larger and/or handle . . .

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