Donaldson To Appeal $16M Judgment In Patent Case

Law360, New York (August 13, 2004, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge has ordered Donaldson Co. Inc. to pay $15.8 million to an Iowa manufacturer of air and filter monitoring products for patent infringement.

The judgment in favor of Engineered Products Co. of Waterloo, Iowa, was entered Thursday in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Iowa.

Judge Mark W. Bennett trebled the damages and also awarded prejudgment interest in the case, which originated in 1998. In May, a jury determined that Donaldson had infringed Engineered Products' patent and set actual damages at $5.3...
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