Otis Can't Shake Schindler Verdict In Elevator IP Row

Law360, San Diego (July 27, 2011, 3:42 PM EDT) -- Schindler Elevator Corp. unit Inventio AG announced Tuesday that a New York federal court had upheld a jury verdict finding that Otis Elevator Co.’s elevator installations infringed its patent for a personalized elevator control system.

Inventio's attorneys at Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP said the jury on Tuesday answered all 33 questions in favor of Inventio, determining that Otis’ installations violated U.S. Patent Number 5,689,094 and rejecting Otis’ argument that the patent was invalid based on obviousness.

The court denied all of Otis’ bids to...
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