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Cummins settles patent infringement case

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COLUMBUS, Ind. (Inside INdiana Business) — Columbus-based Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) says it has reached a settlement in a patent infringement case involving a Virginia company. Cummins says Turbo Lab admitted to infringing on its patents by marketing and selling turbo nozzle rings, a critical component of its Holset VGT turbocharger.

The company says Turbo Lab has agreed to cease and desist purchasing, making and selling any nozzle ring product that infringes on its patents. 

“For more than 100 years Cummins has created dependable quality power technologies and we are committed to defending our intellectual property for the success of our customers,” Shon Wright, vice president of Cummins Turbo Technologies, said in a news release. “With support from our global partners, we will continue to survey the global marketplace to ensure the company’s intellectual property is protected.”

Turbo Lab said it will also destroy any existing stock of products that infringe on Cummins’ patents.