Kensington Wins $4 Million In Patent Suit Over Notebook Locks

Law360, New York (June 23, 2004, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Computer peripheral maker Kensington has been awarded $4.1 million by a federal jury after winning a patent infringement suit against rival Belkin over notebook security locks.

A jury in Marshall, Texas found that Belkin Components' C100 and K100 notebook security locks infringe on Kensington's patents.

Belkin and its manufacturer, ABA Locks Manufacturer Co. Ltd., were found to be in "willful" violation of Kensington's intellectual property rights and were ordered to pay damages to Kensington amounting to more than $4.1 million.

The jury also rejected Belkin's and...
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