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Fed. Circ. Partly Revives Truck Mud Flap Patent Fight

Law360 (February 26, 2019, 4:16 PM EST) -- The Federal Circuit on Monday threw out part of a lower court’s decision that trucking products maker Fleet Engineers Inc. did not infringe an inventor’s mud flap patent, saying a Michigan federal judge erred in comparing Fleet’s products to the inventor’s products instead of the patented claims.

In determining that Fleet’s AeroFlap products did not have vanes that infringed inventor Tarun Surti’s patent for mud flaps that prevent spray from impairing drivers’ vision, the district court’s June 2017 decision wrongly compared them to the flaps sold by Surti’s company, Mudguard Technologies, rather than the claim limitations of the patent itself, the...

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Appellate - Federal Circuit

Nature of Suit

830 Patent Infringement (Fed. Question)

Date Filed

September 11, 2018

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