Verdict for One-Piece, Switched, Vertical, Power Distribution Units with Digital Display
RENO, Nev., June 3, 2014 /CNW/ - A Reno, Nevada jury awarded Server Technology, Inc. damages totaling $10,787,634 in an action for patent infringement brought against American Power Conversion Corporation ("APC"), a subsidiary of Schneider Electric SA (Euronext: SU). The Server Technology patents in suit are US Patent No. 7,043,543 (Vertical-Mount Electrical Power Distribution Plugstrip) issued May 9, 2006, and US Patent No. 7,702,771 (Electrical Power Distribution Device Having A Current Display) issued April 20, 2010.
The complaint was filed in United States District Court for the Northern District of Nevada in December 2006. In February 2007, APC was acquired by Schneider Electric SA (Euronext: SU) headquartered in Rueil-Malmaison, France. The jury found APC's AP7900 series and AP8900 series vertical, switched Power Distribution Units infringed both of the Server Technology patents.
"As a Company, we are gratified by the jury's verdict. These patents were the vision of Carrel Ewing, the founder of Server Technology. The jury verdict is a testament to his foresight and the innovations he introduced into the marketplace. This decision reaffirms the Company's belief that it should protect its patented innovations while growing its presence in the marketplace," said Brandon Ewing, CEO of the Company.
Server Technology, based in Reno, Nevada, has 150 employees throughout the United States, the United Kingdom, the European continent, and Hong Kong. The Company has a patent portfolio of over 45 issued patents and has an additional 25 patents pending in the area of power distribution management. The Company has more than 300 channel partner distributors, and its customers include Fortune 500 companies and key data center companies throughout the world.
Server Technology was represented at trial by the firm of Holland & Hart led by Jim Hartley, Esq.
For more information, contact George F. Holman, Senior Vice President, at 775-284-2000 or at George.Holman@servertech.com.
About Server Technology
Server Technology's experts produce the highest quality rack mount power distribution and monitoring solutions that help manage power capacity, reduce downtime and improve energy efficiency. Our extensive selection of Sentry CDUs are engineered and manufactured to meet the highest quality standards and are 100% performance tested for reliability and accuracy. Our PDUs are designed to be adaptable and enable quick delivery of solutions that meet customer-specific requirements. Server Technology gives IT and infrastructure professionals the control to make accurate capacity planning decisions, reduce risks and meet energy efficiency goals. The Company is the recipient of the 2014 DCS Award for Data Center Management Product of the Year.
Additional Company information can be found at www.servertech.com.
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