Omega Engineering Awarded $8M In Damages In Patent Suit

Law360, New York (June 22, 2004, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A U.S. district court has found that Raytek infringes two Omega Engineering patents for infrared thermometers and has awarded Omega damages of $8 million.

The jury verdict came after two weeks of trial in federal court in Connecticut, according to Kaye Scholer, which represented Omega in this matter.

The patents are for a method and device for using a circle of laser dots to outline an area whose temperature will be measured by an infrared thermometer.

Before the advent of radiometers, mercury thermometers and other traditional...
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