AbitibiBowater, Others Sued Over Sheet Trim Patent

Law360, New York (December 2, 2010, 4:33 PM EST) -- AbitibiBowater Inc., Smurfit-Stone Container Corp. and 11 other paper-related and manufacturing technology companies have been accused of infringing a patent that covers a database for optimizing trim from sheet products.

Plano, Texas-based Abnoba IP LLC filed suit Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, claiming the defendants have breached its intellectual property rights through the production, sale or use of certain paper mill optimization products.

Also named as defendants are ABB Inc., ABB Ltd., Abitibi-Consolidated Inc., Aim Software Systems Inc., Appleton...
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