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Nordson Wins Two Patent Infringement Lawsuits in Shanghai

30 Mar 2017

Shanghai, China 

Nordson Corporation (“Nordson”, NASDAQ: NDSN), as the plaintiff, recently received rulings from the Shanghai Intellectual Property Court (the “Court”), against NDC Spray Coating System Fabricating Co., Ltd. (“NDC”), as the defendant, a company located in the Fujian Province, Southeast China. The Court ruled that NDC’s products at issue, i.e., NDC Universal Module and the NDC String Nozzle for the application of adhesive onto stretched elastic strands, infringe, respectively, the relevant claims of Chinese Patent No. 02107773.8 (Universal™ Module Patent) and Chinese Patent No. 03812627.3 (SureWrap® Nozzle Patent) owned by Nordson in China. The Court ordered the defendant NDC to immediately cease and desist from infringement on Nordson’s relevant patents, and further awarded the plaintiff Nordson damages and reasonable expenses.

Nordson is the world’s leading manufacturer of adhesive dispensing equipment, and the foremost patent holder in relation thereto across the world including China. In 2011, it came to Nordson’s attention that NDC was producing, selling and offering for sale, without Nordson’s authorization, the above mentioned adhesive dispensing devices which infringed Nordson’s respective patents. After careful investigation and evidence collection, Nordson filed patent infringement grievances against NDC, seeking both injunctions and damages. The main disputes in the litigation focused on whether NDC’s accused infringing products fell within the scope of protection of Nordson’s relevant patents. Nordson has recently secured the Court’s full support in these Chinese lawsuits.

Nordson plans on continuing to invest heavily in research and development enabling breakthrough technologies supporting their customer’s growth throughout the world. Protecting Nordson’s intellectual property through securing patents globally is a core component of Nordson’s strategy assuring the ability to leverage ongoing investment for the benefit of its customer base. The actions noted above and Nordson’s ongoing hardline against patent infringement confirms Nordson’s determination to protect its intellectual property rights and maintain fair market competition in China.

About Nordson

Nordson Corporation delivers precision technology solutions to help customers succeed worldwide. Nordson Corporation engineers, manufactures and markets differentiated products used for dispensing adhesives, coatings, sealants, biomaterials and other materials; for fluid management; for test and inspection; and for UV curing and plasma surface treatment. Nordson Corporation supports its products with application expertise and direct global sales and service. Nordson serves numerous consumer and technology end markets including packaging, nonwovens, electronics, medical, appliances, energy, transportation, construction, and general product assembly and finishing. Founded in 1954 and headquartered in Westlake, Ohio, USA, Nordson Corporation has operations and support offices in more than 30 countries