DSME Win Marine Gas Engine Patent Case
Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. has won a patent suit against Cryostar SAS, a French ship parts maker, at the European Patent Office (EPO), according to Yonhap News.
Yonhap explains that the HiVAR-FGSS is a device used to inject natural gas stored in a tank to a ship's engine after compressing it using high pressure.
Daewoo Shipbuilding obtained the patent for the device from the EPO in May 2011, but French firm Cryostar SAS claimed that the South Korean shipbuilders' patent for HiVAR-FGSS should be nullified because it was neither worthy of a patent nor has improved features.
The South Korean company expects the EPO's decision will help it expand its presence in the competitive global ship parts market.
Source: Yonhap News