JCB WINS COURT INJUNCTION!

JCB has been granted a preliminary injunction by a French court against Manitou which orders the company to stop producing telehandlers featuring a patented JCB productivity device. The ruling by the Judge at Court of the First Instance in Paris means that the company, based near Nantes, cannot manufacture, sell or lease telescopic handlers equipped with the patented feature. “We invest many millions of pounds in developing and patenting innovative and sophisticated engineering solutions which benefit our customers all over the world,” says JCB CEO Graeme Macdonald. “We will not…

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