Sandvik protects its patent rights for top hammer drill bits

During 2020, Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions discovered that a company manufactured top hammer bits having patent protected design by Sandvik.

After action by Sandvik, the infringing company has now recognized and acknowledged Sandvik’s patent rights and agreed to cease and desist from manufacturing, advertising (either directly or indirectly), selling, making available for sale, importing, exporting, etc. any product which infringes the claims of the registered patents. The parties have settled the matter and the infringing company has agreed to pay Sandvik compensation and refrain from any future breaches of the patents. No other comment will be made by either party on this matter.

Sandvik invests significant sums of money in research and development, and also in registering intellectual property rights, such as patents, which are designed to protect this investment in its products and technologies. Sandvik believes it must protect its interests in order to continue investing in the future and remain world leaders in tools, service and equipment design. Sandvik monitors markets actively for potential infringements of its protected rights.

Sandviken, Sweden, 22 March 2021

Sandvik Group
Sandvik is a high-tech and global engineering group offering products and services that enhance customer productivity, profitability and safety. We hold world-leading positions in selected areas – tools and tooling systems for metal cutting; equipment and tools, service and technical solutions for the mining industry and rock excavation within the construction industry; products in advanced stainless steels and special alloys as well as products for industrial heating. In 2020 the Group had approximately 37,000 employees and revenues of about 86 billion SEK in more than 160 countries within continuing operations.

Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions
Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions is a business area within the Sandvik Group and a global leading supplier of equipment and tools, parts, service and technical solutions for the mining and construction industries. Application areas include rock drilling, rock cutting, loading and hauling, tunneling and quarrying. In 2020, sales were approximately 37 billion SEK with about 12,500 employees within continuing operations.