Jury Cracks Master Lock With $5.3M Patent Verdict

Law360, New York (March 13, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A jury has returned a $5.3 million verdict in a patent case against Master Lock Co., finding the lock company failed to prove a Colorado lock maker's patent claims were obvious and therefore invalid.

The eight-day trial was held in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado. The jury returned its verdict on Wednesday.

Post-trial motions in the case are due in early April, with response and replies due by April 24, according to court documents. Final judgment cannot be entered until resolution of...
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