Fuse Maker Hit With Indicator Patent Suit

Law360, New York (August 18, 2009, 1:23 PM EDT) -- Ferraz Shawmut Inc. has been hit with a suit from a company that makes pressure-sensitive films and adhesives claiming the global circuit-product manufacturer infringed two patents covering fuse indicator technology.

FLEXcon Co. Inc. filed a complaint on Friday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts against the Lyon, France-based company and its Ferraz Shawmut LLC and Ferraz Fuse Corp. subsidiaries, based in Newburyport, Mass.

The adhesive film company claims Ferraz Shawmut willfully infringed two patents titled “Fuse indicator label” by selling its SmartSpot...
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