Posted on August 15, 2016

Michelin North America Reaches Favorable Settlements in Patent Infringement Litigation Against Atturo Tires and Svizz-One


GREENVILLE, S.C., August 15, 2016 – Michelin North America, Inc.,  said it has reached favorable settlement agreements with Atturo Tire Corporation and Svizz-One Corporation Ltd., regarding its patent infringement suit it filed on May 13 in U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina in Greenville, S.C.   The Michelin suit alleged that Atturo Tire Corporation and Svizz-One Corporation Ltd. infringed design patent U.S. D483,322 covering the Michelin® Latitude® Tour tread design.

The parties agreed that the specific terms of the settlement shall remain confidential.


“We are pleased with this litigation settlement.” said Scott Clark, chief operating officer, Michelin North America. “In addition to recognizing the hard work of our employees, Michelin’s patents represent our Company’s commitment to providing quality products to our customers.”

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Tony Fouladpour

Michelin North America, Inc.

Office: 864-458-4335



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About Michelin North America

Michelin, the leading mobility company, is working with tires, around tires and beyond tires to enable Motion for Life. Dedicated to enhancing its clients’ mobility and sustainability, Michelin designs and distributes the most suitable tires, services and solutions for its customers’ needs. Michelin provides digital services, maps and guides to help enrich trips and travels and make them unique experiences. Bringing its expertise to new markets, the company is investing in high-technology materials, 3D printing and hydrogen, to serve a wide variety of industries — from aerospace to biotech. Headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina, Michelin North America has approximately 22,500 employees and operates 34 production facilities in the United States and Canada. (