Judge Rules For Plastpro In $120M Patent Lawsuit

Law360, New York (June 28, 2005, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In a decision that derails Therma-Tru's $120 million litigation against a maker of fiberglass entry doors, a federal judge in New Jersey has ruled that Plastpro did not infringe on Therma-Tru's patent.

Therma-Tru Corp., now a wholly-owned by consumer goods conglomerate Fortune Brands, brought suit for patent infringement against the entire fiberglass entry door industry, including Stanley, Peachtree, Premdor, and Pease, as well as Plastpro, which is the distributor of doors manufactured in Taiwan by Na Ya Plastics.

Pease, Stanley and Premdor proceeded to settle with...
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