Royal Enfield, a niche bike manufacturer, is being sued by an Indian company for Infringement of their patent on “Regulator Rectifier Device and Method for Regulating an Output Voltage of the same”.
The Indian Company Flash Electronics has sued the Royal Enfield makers in the US court for infringement of their patent that was filed and granted by the USPTO. The patent infringement suit has been filed in regards to a component of their bike that is highly important for the working of their bike.
The Company has patent registration in various companies such as Germany, France, Italy, Britain, Sweden, Spain, Switzerland and Turkey.
Based on the statement of Indian Electronic company, it is imperative that they are going to sue the company in various other countries as well.
The company is registered with the Indian ROC and has been selling the “Vital Part” to various automobile and biking companies. The company has generated a total turnover of Rs.900 crores. The company generates revenue of Rs 20 crore per annum by selling the product to the various automobile companies.
The company founder gave a statement to the press is stating that the incident has raised issues against the brand's credibility in the market. The step to filing suit against Royal Enfield was taken after both the companies had a meeting with, but the issue was not further resolved by the bike manufacturing company.
Sanjeev Vasudev, the companies Managing Director further gave a statement stating that the company will keep on fighting the Royal Enfield for infringement until it is ensured that the company has to stop infringing on the said invention and has paid the millions of dollars that are pending for the use of the said invention.
The Invention in Question
The Pune Based company owns the patent for “Regulator Rectifier Device” the patent for the device was granted in the year 2018 after the research and development team came up with the invention which is used by almost all the two-wheeler manufacturer in India and overseas.
The device ‘regulator rectifier’ is a component that converts the altering current voltage into direct voltage in the motorcycle that charges the battery and powers the headlight and other motorcycle electrical systems.
The patent application for the said invention in India is pending, whereas, in other countries such as the UK and turkey, they already have the patent protection.
The company supplies the said device to various major two-wheeler manufacturer including Harley-Davidson, Ducati, Kawasaki and BMW.
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