Patent Infringement Investigation Started by Mammoet
On Friday last week Heavy Lift News received an email from Mammoet’s CEO, Paul van Gelder, which refers to this article.
The email content is reproduced in full below.
|Dear Sir, Madam,
In February 2022, Mammoet has alleged that Huisman is possibly infringing on its intellectual property rights with Huisman’s 3,000mt ringer crane contract with BMS. The suggestion of IP infringement is unsubstantiated and therefore unlawful against Huisman. The Provisions Judge of the District Court of Midden Nederland (The Netherlands) has, in a judgment of April 28, 2022, ordered Mammoet to share this rectification. On behalf of Mammoet, I hereby request you to remove any information based on the press release shared with you earlier, or alternatively, to add the contents of this letter (in full) to your article. Yours sincerely,
Mammoet Holding B. V.
In a press statement released this morning Mammoet announced that they have started an investigation into the possible violation of its intellectual property rights by Huisman and BMS.
The statement continued, “The investigation concerns the recently announced series of land cranes, including a 3000-ton ring crane, by Huisman and BMS.
If any violations are apparent, Mammoet will take steps to actively enforce its legal rights in any and all applicable jurisdictions.
As the global leader in heavy lifting and transport, Mammoet drives innovation in the industry. This includes major developments such as SPMT trailers, hydraulic skid systems, Mega Jack series and containerized (ring) cranes.
This innovation is one of the foundations of Mammoet’s business and therefore any violation of its rights, including its intellectual property, will be pursued via legal enforcement.”
Early in January BMS Heavy Cranes awarded Huisman a contract to deliver a 3,000t Ringer Crane.
The Mammoet press statement was accompanied by the photograph of the Mammoet SK350 crane, posted below, alongside of the computer generated graphic portrayal released by BMS Heavy Cranes in January and posted on heavyliftnews.com on 6 January 2022.
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