Nike, Others Get Furnace Brook IP Suit Tossed

Law360, New York (September 30, 2010, 5:01 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has thrown out Furnace Brook LLC’s suit accusing Nike Inc., Aeropostale Inc. and others of infringing a patent covering an interactive computerized catalog system, finding that Furnace had already litigated the allegations and lost in another case against Inc.

Judge Virginia Kendall of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois on Wednesday granted the defendants’ bid for summary judgment and held that the doctrine of collateral estoppel barred Furnace Brook’s infringement claims.

The Cortlandt Manor, NY-based plaintiff filed its...
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