Stertil-Koni USA announced that Stertil-Koni has been awarded United States Patent Number 8,191,865 for its innovative ECOLIFT heavy duty scissor lift. The '865 patent will issue from the United States Patent & Trademark Office on June 5, 2012. It will cover the ECOLIFT system, including the combination of the scissor mechanism, carriage, cover, and other parts.
The 865 patent will grant to Stertil-Koni the right to exclude others from making, using, selling, importing and offering for sale scissor lifts that are covered by the patent claims. In an enforcement proceeding, Stertil-Koni would be entitled to seek money damages for past infringement and an injunction prohibiting others from making, using, selling or offering for sale scissor lifts covered by the patent claims. In some cases, Stertil-Koni would also be entitled to enforce its patent against those who maintain or sell parts for scissor lifts that have been determined to infringe its patent.