Volkswagen's Defense Stands In Parking Brake IP Suit

Law360, New York (January 5, 2011, 1:44 PM EST) -- Electronic brake manufacturer 55 Brake Co. Inc. has lost a bid to nix defendant Volkswagen Group of America Inc.'s inequitable conduct defense in a patent infringement suit over an electronic parking brake system.

Judge B. Lynn Winmill of the U.S. District Court for the District of Idaho denied 55 Brake's motion for summary judgment on the disputed inequitable conduct defense Tuesday.

Judge Winmill rejected the plaintiff's argument that the record contains no evidence to support Volkwagen's assertions that 55 Brake intentionally failed to provide material information...
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