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GE-Siemens IP Verdict Sets New Mark in Wind Turbine Disputes (3)

June 21, 2022, 2:22 PMUpdated: June 21, 2022, 8:57 PM

General Electric Co. could face millions in royalty payments after a Massachusetts federal jury found it infringed a patent belonging to rival Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy A/S related to wind turbines.

The jury on June 17 found GE’s Haliade-X offshore wind turbine infringes Siemens’ U.S. Patent No. 9,279,413, covering a structural support arrangement for large turbines. Siemens is owed a running royalty of $30,000 per megawatt, the jury decided.

That rate sets a new benchmark in the wind industry, said Philip Totaro, founder of market research and consulting firm IntelStor LLC. He said most rates for intellectual property licensing ...