Severstal North America's Lawsuit Brings A Favorable Decision
In Severstal North America's (SNA) press release, SNA announced today that a decision in a patent infringement lawsuit brought against SNA by ArcelorMittal France and ArcelorMittal Atlantique et Lorraine has been made in favor of SNA.
The press release said that "The patent concerns some of the technology used in the production of aluminum-coated, boron-bearing carbon steel, the end use for which is predominantly in high-strength automotive applications.
As a result of the decision, which was reached in a Delaware U.S. District Court on January 14, 2011, Severstal is able to sell this aluminum-coated, boron-bearing carbon steel effective immediately. In anticipation of this decision, Severstal indicated that it has already developed the necessary expertise to provide the aluminum coated boron-bearing carbon steel per the specifications of the automotive manufacturers."