Arlington Fires Off Declaratory Suit Over Cable Patent

Law360, New York (February 5, 2010, 12:35 PM EST) -- Arlington Industries Inc. has launched a suit asserting it is not violating Electronic Custom Distributors Inc.’s patent covering a connecting device for cables.

Scranton, Pa.-based Arlington, which makes electrical fittings and connectors for the installation of low-voltage cables, filed a declaratory judgment action in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania on Tuesday, claiming ECD’s patent — titled “Method and system of a detachable nose plate” — is invalid or not infringed.

Houston-based ECD, which distributes audio, video and telecommunication products to U.S....
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