On April 30, a jury in federal court unanimously found that Fallon Luminous Products Corp., Spartanburg, S.C., willfully infringed multiple claims in three patents by iLight Technologies, Chicago, Ill. The court issued an injunction order prohibiting Fallon and all acting in concert with Fallon from using, manufacturing, importing, or selling any of Fallon’s infringing LED products and awarded iLight compensatory damages.
Proven Energy, Stewarton, Scotland, is now recognized as one of the world’s largest manufacturers in the small wind-turbine industry by the American Wind Energy Association, Washington, D.C. With more than 5,800kW of wind turbine energy capacity sold worldwide in 2008, Proven Energy wind turbines are making significant contributions to carbon reductions, clean air improvements, and overall environmental benefits.
Siemens AG, Berlin, will build a wind turbine equipment factory in Kansas to help meet strong demand for wind power in the United States. The Hutchinson, Kan.-based facility will manufacture nacelles, or the structures that house a wind turbine's generating components, including the gearbox, drive train, and control electronics.