Maytag Sues Electrolux Over Patent In Sign Of Escalating Home-Appliance Litigation

Law360, New York (July 27, 2004, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In a sign of escalating litigation over home appliance technology in the U.S., Maytag Corp. has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against competitor Electrolux Home Products Inc. over the design of plastic washing machine baskets.

The two-count civil lawsuit, filed Friday in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Iowa, alleges that the Frigidaire division of Electrolux is manufacturing, using and/or selling products which infringe on two patents assigned to Maytag in 1999.

Maytag seeks a permanent injunction to prevent Electrolux from using the designs...
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