BMW Didn't Willfully Infringe Riveting Patent: Court

Law360, New York (October 1, 2009, 1:52 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has ruled that BMW AG and Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Ltd. did not willfully infringe a patent held by Henrob Ltd. for riveting technology.

Judge Robert Cleland of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan on Tuesday granted summary judgment to the automakers only on the issue of willful infringement and concluded that Henrob was not entitled to enhanced damages.

“Henrob has proffered insufficient evidence on which a reasonable jury could find by clear and convincing evidence that defendants acted despite...
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