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Nidec Motor Corporation Files Second Patent Lawsuit against Broad Ocean Companies


March 30, 2015
By Business Wire News

ST. LOUIS

Nidec Motor Corporation (“NMC”) filed its second patent infringement action against three Broad Ocean companies (Zhongshan Broad Ocean Motor Co., Ltd., Broad Ocean Technologies, LLC, and Broad Ocean Motor LLC, collectively “Broad Ocean”) and the Broad Ocean motor distributor MARS Motors & Armatures, Inc. (“MARS”). This second lawsuit was filed in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas and alleges that certain of Broad Ocean’s blower motors for use in HVAC applications, including motors manufactured for and sold by MARS under the AZURE® name, infringe multiple patents owned by NMC.

“Nidec Motor Corporation makes a significant investment in the research and development of innovative technologies and prides itself as a leader in the industry,” said Kei Pang, NMC chief executive officer. “We protect our investment by patenting those technologies and by exercising our right to enforce those patents against infringers. This suit, like the others we have filed, demonstrates our commitment to our technology, to our inventors who create it, and to our customers who expect innovative products containing it.”

About Nidec Motor Corporation: Nidec Motor Corporation (NMC) is a leading manufacturer of commercial, industrial, and appliance motors and controls. The NMC product line features a full line of high efficiency motors, large and small, which serve industrial, residential, and commercial markets in applications ranging from water treatment, mining, oil and gas, and power generation to pool and spa motors, air conditioning condensers, rooftop cooling towers, and commercial refrigeration. It also makes motors, controls, and switches for automotive, industrial, and commercial markets. Brands include U.S. Motors®, SR Drives®, Hurst®, Rescue®, RESCUE EcoTech®, SelecTech®, PerfectSpeed®, TITAN®, HOSTILE DUTY®, and ECOTECH EZ®.

Nidec SR Drives Ltd, a Nidec subsidiary, is based at the Nidec Motor UK Technology Centre in Harrogate, UK and operated by NMC specializing in the design and development of new products using advanced brushless motors and controls with a primary focus on SR technology.

Parent company Nidec Corporation (NYSE: NJ) is the world’s leading manufacturer of small precision motors, including motors used in hard disk drives and optical disk drives. The company has extended its focus beyond the information storage motor market to the home appliance and automotive markets, where it sees high future growth potential. For more information, visit www.nidec-motor.com.

Nidec Motor Corporation
Christine Lampe, 314-595-8486