B/E Aerospace (Nasdaq:BEAV), the world’s leading manufacturer of aircraft cabin interior products and the world’s leading provider of aerospace fasteners, consumables and logistics services, today announced that late last night the Company learned of a complaint filed by MAG Aerospace Industries, Inc. (MAG), a Zodiac Aerospace company (Paris:ZC), claiming patent infringement of MAG technology by B/E Aerospace in B/E’s Aircraft Ecosystems® vacuum toilet. B/E Aerospace firmly believes that there is no infringement of the MAG Aerospace patents. Shipments to Boeing of B/E’s modular lavatory systems have begun and will continue.
The B/E Aerospace technology and patent suite have been very carefully developed and the MAG Aerospace relevant patents and technology have been cited by B/E Aerospace in its patent applications with the United States Patent Office. B/E Aerospace has been granted several relevant patents, one of which is patent number 8,291,525, the title of which is “Vacuum Waste System and Method for Using the Same”. Notwithstanding the prior MAG art which was cited by B/E Aerospace in its filings with the United States Patent Office, the B/E Aerospace patents have been granted.
The company firmly believes that any such lawsuit is totally without merit.
This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Such forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties. The Company’s actual experience and results may differ materially from the experience and results anticipated in such statements. Factors that might cause such a difference include those discussed in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), which include its Proxy Statement, Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Current Reports on Form 8-K. For more information, see the section entitled "Forward-Looking Statements" contained in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K and in other filings. The forward-looking statements included in this news release are made only as of the date of this news release and, except as required by federal securities laws and rules and regulations of the SEC, the Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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