Donnelly Loses Bid To Invalidate Dura Patent

Law360, New York (September 23, 2009, 4:28 PM EDT) -- Auto parts maker Magna Donnelly Corp. has lost a bid to have a Dura Automotive Systems Inc. patent deemed invalid in a patent and trade secrets dispute over window technology for a type of power sliding rear window used in pickup trucks.

Judge Sean F. Fox of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan on Tuesday denied Donnelly's motion for partial summary judgment on one of the two patents-in-suit, ruling there were still material issues of fact regarding whether the claims were anticipated....
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