In 2014, Gree Electric filed a lawsuit against Oakes, claiming that there were six patent infringements on its air conditioning products. This case lasted for three years, and went through all the legal processes of patent protection, such as civil litigation, administrative litigation, patent invalidation examination, etc. in 2017, the second trial finally confirmed the infringement of AUCs, and demanded to stop selling the infringing products, compensate Gree Electric for the economic loss of 2.3 million yuan, and destroy the inventory of infringing products and the special molds for the production of the products.
Due to the fact that Oakes still uses the technology infringing Grees patent rights in the eight new products of golden man and the fast man series, under the lawsuit of Gree rights, the court held that the malicious infringement of oaks was established, and in August 2019, Aosheng company was awarded a compensation of 40 million yuan to Gree. After the decision comes into effect, Aosheng company will pay the compensation to the account designated by Guangzhou intermediate peoples court, but Aosheng company also raises the objection of execution.