TOKYO (July 28, 2005) — Shandong Chengshan Tire Co. Ltd. of Chengshan, China, has agreed to stop making two radial truck tire designs that infringe on Bridgestone Corp. patents, according to Bridgestone, which had sued the tire maker earlier this year in Chinese courts.
Bridgestone claimed Shandong Chengshan's CST66 and CST88 radial truck and bus tires infringed on its patented R288 and M858 models that were being sold in China.
Bridgestone filed suit against Shandong Chengshan in January after the Chinese company failed to stop making the models voluntarily.
An unidentified court proposed a settlement stipulating, among other things, that Shandong Chengshan stop making and selling the two offending models, Bridgestone said, and to modify the molds for those models. Shandong Chengshan assented to this and a final settlement was reached, Bridgestone said.
Bridgestone did not say whether there were any financial damages in the settlement. Bridgestone operates three tire plants in China.