Bear in mind Blacksmith? This is the same e-motorcycle maker who has had a gestation period of more than 17 years and is yet to introduce its first product in India. We have carried in depth particulars on who this firm is and what they’ve been doing to date. Manufacturing in addition to roll-out of its fashions could also be a secondary concern for the Chennai-based start-up. The larger fear is infringement of its patents that it has been in possession proper from 2003. Currently, one in every of its founders has filed a patent infringement case on Ashok Leyland and Solar Mobility. This case is said to the battery swapping know-how which Solar and Ashok Leyland have developed and shall be utilized in future e-buses and different automobiles.
Blacksmith’s technical director, AR Karthigeyan who has filed the case, says that the corporate has a patent (262461) on swappable batteries. This, Solar Mobility in addition to Ashok Leyland had marketed and are promoting mass electrical mobility options by way of “QUICK INTERCHANGE STATION” and “SMART BATTERY” for cars. Karthigeyan states that the cited electrical mobility options for cars incorporates predominant substantive important options of his patent 262461, that are being promoted by Solar and Ashok Leyland as their proprietary know-how. Karthigeyan additional says that he had demonstrated this tech at numerous auto reveals in addition to on Vasanth TV and Thanthi TV.
A authorized discover was despatched to each the aforementioned companions on January 9, 2019. Throughout this era, Solar responded to the authorized discover that their product wasn’t automobile. ExpressDrives emailed Solar Mobility however are but to get a response from them.
All in all, Karthigeyan in response to the patent quantity cited clearly holds the upmanship on this case. Furthermore, different electrical firms which declare to have launched swappable batteries of their merchandise too may be placed on discover. The case is within the listening to in Chennai excessive courtroom. At this second, it’s unclear in whose favour the decision will go. Nonetheless, we want that reality prevails.