DETROIT (AP) -- Commercial auto parts maker Wabco Holdings Inc. said Wednesday it has won another round in a legal dispute with a competitor over alleged violations of patent laws.
The competitor, Knorr-Bremse Systeme fur Nutzfahrzeuge GmbH, lost a second appeal of a Munich court decision in the case, according to a statement issued by Wabco.
Wabco said that on Dec. 2, the Munich Appeals Court dismissed the appeal by Knorr and confirmed a preliminary ruling from Oct. 19 that ordered Knorr to stop telling a customer that one of Wabco's brake systems violated Knorr's patents. The Munich District Court ruled against Knorr on Jan. 20, and Knorr appealed, Wabco said.
"Wabco reaffirms its belief that it does not infringe on any valid patent referred to in the allegations made by Knorr," the Brussels, Belgium-based Wabco said in the statement. Wabco also has executive offices in Piscataway, N.J.
Christoph Gunter, a spokesman for Munich-based Knorr, said the company does not comment on legal proceedings.
Wabco's U.S. shares rose 42 cents to $53.76 in midday trading after rising earlier in the session to a 52-week high of $54.19.