Probably so douglas could get in and avg dn in a big way, this has to be one his biggest financial disasters of his life. Buying this thing at 300 dollars a share.
What a joke.
what a joke of a management team
hey Carm where in the heck have you been, amsc goes from 6 bucks to almost 11 and not a peep from you, we are the only 2 cheerleaders left bro
Sentiment: Strong Buy
MSC Provides Update on Sinovel Litigation
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DEVENS, Mass., April 23, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AMSC (AMSC), a global solutions provider serving the wind and power grid industry, today announced that the first substantive hearing of the $450 million trade secret case is expected to be heard in the Beijing No. 1 Intermediate People's Court on or about May 11, 2015. Additionally, today AMSC announced that its $6 million software copyright infringement case was dismissed by the Beijing No. 1 Intermediate People's Court. AMSC will immediately appeal the case to the Beijing Higher People's Court. This case, along with the $200,000 software copyright infringement case in the Hainan No. 1 Intermediate People's Court had previously been appealed up to China's Supreme People's Court on jurisdictional issues. In February 2014, the China's Supreme People's Court found in AMSC's favor.
"Given the time elapsed, lack of demonstrable progress, and that previous decisions have had to be made by the higher courts, this ruling by the Beijing No. 1 Intermediate People's Court is not unexpected. We intend to appeal this decision. The jurisdiction of this case was favorably decided by China's Supreme People's Court and we anticipate that ultimately the Supreme People's Court may have to rule on the merits of the copyright infringement case as well," said Daniel P. McGahn, President and CEO. "Given the importance of protecting the intellectual property of U.S. companies, we look forward to continuing to work with the U.S. government to protect our interests."
McGahn continued: "In Europe, our former employee confessed, was tried, convicted, and jailed for the theft of our intellectual property. Here in the United States, in June 2013 the Department of Justice indicted Sinovel and two of its employees with the theft of our intellectual property. While we believe the evidence of these cases is overwhelming, our business strategy is not dependent upon the outcome of these cases. We hope that the Chinese government will show that intellectual property should be protected in China."
Trade Secret Infringement Case - China
The trade secret infringement case, filed in September 2011, alleges Sinovel's and certain of its employees' unauthorized use of portions of the Company's wind turbine control software source code developed for Sinovel's 1.5 MW wind turbines. In July 2012, Sinovel filed a jurisdiction opposition motion to remove this case from the Beijing No. 1 Intermediate People's Court and to transfer the matter to the Beijing Arbitration Commission. In February 2014, the Beijing No.1 Intermediate People's Court rejected Sinovel's motion in light of China Supreme People's Court January 2014 rulings in favor of AMSC on similar jurisdictional issues in the two civil copyright infringement cases discussed below. Sinovel appealed the Beijing No. 1 Intermediate People's Court decision to the Beijing Higher People's Court in March 2014. The Beijing Higher People's Court upheld the Beijing No. 1 Intermediate People's Court's ruling that the dispute will be heard by the Beijing courts separate from the commercial arbitration claims. As mentioned above, the first substantive hearing is expected to occur in May 2015. AMSC is seeking approximately US$450 million in monetary damages in the trade secret infringement case.
Copyright Infringement Cases - China
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AMSC's two software copyright infringement cases, one in Beijing and one in Hainan, went through comparable appeals on similar jurisdictional grounds as the trade secret infringement case. AMSC's case in Beijing is against Sinovel; its case in Hainan is against Sinovel and Guotong Electric Co Ltd (Guotong). In February 2014, China's Supreme People's Court decided in favor of AMSC on the jurisdiction of both software copyright infringement cases. Similar to the trade secret infringement case, Sinovel filed motions to remove the cases from the Beijing and Hainan courts and transfer the cases to the Beijing Arbitration Commission. In those cases, the Supreme People's Court ruled that the cases will be heard as copyright infringement cases separate from the commercial arbitration claims. On September 15, 2014, the Beijing No. 1 Intermediate People's Court held its first substantive hearing in the Beijing copyright infringement case. In April 2015, the Beijing No. 1 Intermediate People's Court dismissed the case. AMSC is expected to appeal this decision. On November 18, 2014, the Hainan No. 1 Intermediate People's Court held its first substantive hearing in the Hainan case. At the hearing, the parties presented evidence, reviewed claims, and answered questions from the court. The Company is awaiting a decision from the Hainan No. 1 Intermediate People's Court. AMSC is seeking approximately US$6 million in monetary damages in the Beijing copyright infringement case and US$200,000 in monetary damages in the Hainan copyright infringement case.
U.S. Department of Justice Case -- United States
In June 2013, Sinovel, two members of its senior management team, and AMSC's former employee were indicted by a Grand Jury for the theft of AMSC's trade secrets. Sinovel challenged the jurisdiction of the service of summons, contending that the government's service attempt was inadequate, and as a result, that the U.S. government lacks jurisdiction to proceed. In May 2014, a magistrate judge rejected Sinovel's challenge. Sinovel appealed the decision and in September 2014, the District Judge upheld the decision of the magistrate judge. Sinovel immediately appealed this ruling to the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. The Seventh Circuit held a hearing on the case in April 1, 2015. The parties are awaiting a decision.
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