Sunbeam Gets Boost With Claim Construction Ruling

Law360, New York (August 20, 2010, 4:24 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has construed eight claim terms as part of a patent infringement fight over blender technology, for the most part siding with plaintiff Sunbeam Products Inc.

Judge Robert E. Payne of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia issued his claim construction ruling Thursday, just two days after approving a stipulated notice of dismissal between Sunbeam and one of the defendants, Hamilton Beach Brands Inc.

The remaining defendants, Homeland Housewares LLC and Alchemy Worldwide LLC, had argued that it was not...
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