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Hengbo Acted for Baisite Successfully Invalidating Infringement Related Dishwasher Patent-Base Motor Assembly of Midea
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On September 4, 2019, the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) issued an invalidation decision No. 41577, declaring that all patent rights of utility model 201420231708.3, entitled "dishwasher and motor assembly for the same", owned by Midea were invalid. At this point, Midea's patent infringement lawsuit filed in court has been substantially reversed (This picture is for reference only and has nothing to do with the patent).

At the beginning of 2018, Midea filed a lawsuit with the Guangzhou Intellectual Property Court based on its three patent rights, asking Foshan Baisite to stop manufacturing and selling its three patented products and to compensate for the economic losses caused by them. The three patents related to the heating pump, base layout and motor assembly of the dishwasher. The Guangzhou Intellectual Property Court had also made a judgment of first instance, ordering the establishment of Baisite infringement of patent right, ordering Baisite to compensate the plaintiff 1 million yuan, and stop manufacturing and selling infringing products.

The invalidation decision No. 40102 issued by CNIPA was related to the patent-base layout. According to the relevant judicial interpretations, if Midea does not withdraw the infringement lawsuit filed in the court based on the patent, the court will rule to reject Midea's lawsuit.

According to the law, the patentee, who is dissatisfied with the invalidation decision, can file an administrative lawsuit request with the Beijing Intellectual Property Court within three months.

The specific content of the invalidation decision can be found in the Annex: Invalidation Decision No. 41577.

Invalidation Decision No. 41577