Last month Molins lost an eight-year battle against several companies alleging infringement of patents on computer-aided manufacturing systems. However, the company was given the right to challenge the award of fees and costs. Peter Greenwood, managing director, would not disclose the level of the award against the company, nor the size of provisions.
In a separate case Caterpillar has filed a suit against Molins for $12.5m (£8.3m) in damages and fees over patent infringement. "The claim is without merit and will be vigorously contested,'' Mr Greenwood said.