Fed. Circ. Affirms Hayes Lemmerz Wheel Patent Win

Law360, New York (February 10, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has affirmed a district court’s ruling that automotive wheel developer Hayes Lemmerz International Inc. did not infringe patents for steel-spoked wheels held by Kuhl Wheels LLC and Epilogics Group.

The three-judge panel denied Kuhl’s appeal on Tuesday, ruling that the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan had not erred in granting summary judgment to Hayes, which had filed the lawsuit to prove that its Struktur Wheel did not infringe two of the defendants’ patents....
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