John Deere Rotary Cutter IP Suit Tossed

Law360, New York (August 9, 2011, 6:02 PM EDT) -- An Iowa federal judge on Monday dismissed a patent suit brought by tractor maker Deere & Co. against rivals Bush Hog LLC and Great Plains Manufacturing Inc., overriding the defendants' request that the court first determine the validity of the Deere patent. 

U.S. District Judge Charles R. Wolle closed the book on the action after finding last week that Bush Hog and Great Plains had not infringed a Deere patent covering rotary cutters — despite the defendants' request that the court first consider their counterclaims that...
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