July 22, 2011 14:56 ET

IdaTech Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Element One and David Edlund

BEND, OR--(Marketwire - Jul 22, 2011) - Fuel cell systems developer IdaTech, LLC (AIM: IDA) announced today that it has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Element One, LLC and its Chief Executive Officer, David Edlund, in U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon.

In its Complaint filed July 15, 2011, IdaTech asserts that Element One's hydrogen generator (fuel reformer) products or components for hydrogen generator (fuel reformer) products and fuel cell systems infringe U.S. Patent Nos. 5,861,137; 5,997,594; and 6,221,117. The patents are part of a portfolio that currently includes over 200 active issued or allowed patents, including 83 active U.S. patents. The Complaint seeks damages and a court-ordered injunction against future infringement by Element One and Edlund.

About IdaTech

IdaTech LLC is an advanced fuel cell products company which is operationally headquartered in Bend, Oregon, USA.

IdaTech designs, develops, and manufactures extended run backup power fuel cell products for Telecom applications requiring 100 W to 15 kW of backup power. IdaTech's unique PEM fuel cell technology provides solutions for a wide range of applications to directly support efforts towards sustainable energy.

IdaTech's portfolio of industry-certified fuel cell products are based on the company's fuel processing, purification and fuel cell system integration capabilities. With the support of strategic partners and customers, the company's extended run backup power products are being deployed worldwide for stationary applications.

Additional information may be obtained by contacting the company direct or by visiting its website at

Contact Information

  • For further information please contact:

    Harol Koyama
    Chief Executive Officer
    James Cooke
    Chief Financial Officer
    +1 541 383 3390