Bigbelly and Ecube settle patent case

Smart waste and recycling systems company Bigbelly, Inc said it settled a complaint filed with the US Central District Court in California alleging that Ecube Labs Co. Ltd. (South Korea) and Ecube Labs Co. (U.S.) infringe on two Bigbelly patents covering energy management technologies for solar-powered compactors.

“Today Bigbelly is pleased to announce that it has reached a  settlement in connection with this patent infringement action and counterclaims,” said Bigbelly.

“As such, the parties have agreed to dismiss the entire case. ”

Bigbelly CEO Brian Phillips said: “Bigbelly is proud of the technology we have developed.

“We have leveraged critical customer installations in regions around the globe to enable us to develop the world’s leading smart waste and recycling system.

“The patents we have represent important technologies in our IP portfolio and are vital to the basic function of a solar-powered compactor.

“Our global customer base understands the importance of these patents, as they enable Bigbelly to operate with or without direct sunlight and in any location.”