According to Stertil-Koni’s President, Dr. DellAmore, Stertil-Koni is seeking damages of an unspecified amount and an injunction preventing Rotary Lift from further acts of alleged patent infringement, trade dress infringement and copyright infringement.
STEVENSVILLE, MD (PRWEB) July 31, 2012
Stertil-Koni USA, Inc. has filed a patent, trade dress and copyright infringement lawsuit against Vehicle Services Group, LLC, which does business under the name Rotary Lift. Vehicle Services Group is part of the industrial products segment of Dover Corporation.
The case, entitled Stertil-Koni USA, Inc. v. Vehicle Service Group, LLC d/b/a Rotary Lift, Civil Action No. 1:12-cv-02254-CCB, was filed in the United States District Court for the District of Maryland (Baltimore). The complaint alleges, among other things, that Rotary Lift’s EFX line of scissor lifts infringe on Stertil-Koni’s ECOLIFT line of scissor lifts, covered by Stertil-Koni’s U.S. Patent No. 8,191,865 (Device and System for Lifting a Motor Vehicle). The complaint also alleges that Rotary Lift misappropriated the trade dress of Stertil-Koni’s ECOLIFT scissor lift, and that Rotary Lift infringed Stertil-Koni’s copyrighted ECOLIFT drawings when Rotary Lift created its virtually identical EFX scissor lift drawings. Stertil-Koni’s complaint seeks damages of an unspecified amount and an injunction preventing Rotary Lift from further acts of patent infringement, trade dress infringement and copyright infringement.
About Stertil-Koni USA, Inc.
Stertil-Koni is the global market leader in heavy duty hydraulic lifts and is the preferred supplier to the world’s leading companies in the truck and bus industries. Stertil-Koni's breadth of lift products meets all ranges of lifting needs and includes mobile, two-post, four-post, in-ground lifts, parallelogram lifts, half-scissors and the innovative axle-engaging, in-ground, scissor-style heavy duty hydraulic lift configuration. In the United States, under the leadership of Dr. DellAmore, Stertil-Koni USA, Inc. has achieved double-digit annual sales growth every year since its incorporation in Maryland in 1997. Today, the company is recognized as the leading provider of mobile lifts and the fastest growing heavy-duty lift company in North America. Stertil-Koni U.S.A. is headquartered in Stevensville, Maryland and has a major manufacturing facility in Streator, Illinois.