Briggs Willfully Infringed Lawn Mower Patent, Judge Says

Law360 (November 27, 2018, 6:12 PM EST) -- A Nebraska federal judge on Monday reaffirmed a jury’s finding that Briggs & Stratton willfully infringed Exmark’s lawn mower patent after the Federal Circuit told the judge to take a second look at the case, finding that the jury properly considered Briggs’ state of mind at the time of the alleged infringement.

The Federal Circuit in January tossed a $24 million trial win for Exmark Manufacturing Co. Inc. after it accused Briggs & Stratton Corp. of infringing its patent relating to a metal baffle attached under a riding mower. The panel said that U.S. District Judge Joseph F. Bataillon had based a...

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