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Home Depot Safety Device May Infringe Patent: Judge

Law360 (June 2, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge has found that a device used at Home Depot USA Inc. stores to improve the safety of radial arm saws used to cut lumber for customers does not literally infringe a patent held by a Florida-based inventor, but may infringe under the doctrine of equivalents.

Judge Daniel K. Hurley of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida on Monday granted a motion for summary judgment by Home Depot that safety devices made for the company by Industrialplex Inc. do not...
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