AMSC Filing Criminal and Civil Complaints Against Sinovel
American Superconductor Corp. (AMSC) announced that it is taking a series of legal actions against Sinovel Wind Group Co. Ltd. (Sinovel).
AMSC is filing criminal and civil complaints in China against Sinovel and other parties alleging the illegal use of AMSC’s intellectual property. These cases follow an intensive investigation conducted by both AMSC and law enforcement. Based in part upon evidence obtained through the investigations, AMSC believes that Sinovel illegally obtained and used AMSC’s intellectual property to upgrade its 1.5 megawatt wind turbines in the field to meet proposed Chinese grid codes and to potentially allow for the use of core electrical components from other manufacturers.