Nordson is a manufacturer of adhesive dispensing equipment, and the foremost patent holder in relation thereto across the world including China. In 2011, it came to Nordson’s attention that NDC was producing, selling and offering for sale, without Nordson’s authorization, the above mentioned adhesive dispensing devices which infringed Nordson’s respective patents. After careful investigation and evidence collection, Nordson filed patent infringement grievances against NDC, seeking both injunctions and damages. The main disputes in the litigation focused on whether NDC’s accused infringing products fell within the scope of protection of Nordson’s relevant patents. Nordson has recently secured the Court’s full support in these Chinese lawsuits.
Nordson plans on continuing to invest heavily in research and development enabling breakthrough technologies supporting its customer’s growth throughout the world. Protecting Nordson’s intellectual property through securing patents globally is a core component of Nordson’s strategy assuring the ability to leverage ongoing investment for the benefit of its customer base. The actions noted above and Nordson’s ongoing hardline against patent infringement confirms Nordson’s determination to protect its intellectual property rights and maintain fair market competition in China.