Eaton Files ITC Complaint, Lawsuit Vs. ArvinMentor Over Transmission System Patents

Law360, New York (December 2, 2003, 12:00 AM EST) -- Industrial manufacturer Eaton Corp. filed a a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission on Monday and a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court in Detroit on Tuesday to bar a joint venture between ZF Friedrichshafen and ArvinMeritor from selling transmission system and components that Eaton alleges infringed its patents.

Eaton has asked the ITC to issue an “Exclusion Order” prohibiting the importation into the United States of the FreedomLine transmission system and components, as well as a cease-and-desist order halting the sale in the United...
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