TORONTO, Nov. 2, 2011 /CNW/ - Litens Automotive Group announces today that it has filed a patent
infringement lawsuit in Germany against Shanghai BTE Spare Part
Manufacturing Co. Ltd. to enforce Litens' patents on automatic belt
According to Alex Porat, a lawyer representing Litens, "These tensioners
are used in a variety of VW and Audi engines, including 1.4, 1.9 and
2.0 liter turbo-diesel engines from 2002 to 2009. The tensioners are
protected by a global intellectual property portfolio, including
European Patent No. 1 412 659, U.S. Patent Nos. 7 285 065 and 7 611
431, and Chinese Patent No. ZL02815059.7."
As part of the lawsuit, Litens requested an injunction which would
prevent infringement of Litens patents.
The lawsuit against Shanghai BTE is the result of ongoing worldwide
testing and IP enforcement efforts within Litens Group. Litens also
cautions consumers that use of automatic belt tensioners that do not
meet original design parameters may result in engine failure.
Litens Automotive Group is a full-service designer and manufacturer of
engineered power transmission systems and components. An established
global leader with over 30 years' experience, Litens has an extensive
history of providing innovative engineered solutions for automotive
power transmission challenges. Litens continues to develop and deliver
new and innovative products for the global automotive industry.
"Given its commitment to innovation, enormous investment in new product
development, and the establishment of a broad and deep intellectual
property portfolio," stated Rob Laing, Engineering Manager, "Litens
will use all legal means at its disposal to stop the manufacture,
distribution and sale of infringing products."
For more information about Litens Automotive, visit www.litens.com
SOURCE Litens Automotive Group
For further information:
Litens Automotive Group
Chief Patent Counsel