Saint-Gobain Wins Ban On Rival's Road Repair Grids

Law360, New York (November 1, 2010, 5:10 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has ruled that Checkmate Geosynthetics Inc. infringes paving patents owned by construction behemoth Saint-Gobain Corp. and barred the Canada-based company from selling its asphalt reinforcement grids in the United States.

Judge Mary S. Scriven of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida granted Saint-Gobain Technical Fabrics America Inc. default judgment Wednesday, concluding that Checkmate’s adhesive-backed grids for road repair infringe U.S. Patent Numbers 5,110,627 and 5,393,559.

Judge Scriven granted Saint-Gobain judgment after Checkmate abandoned the fight and failed to appear...
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