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Judge Won't Bifurcate WET Car Seat Patent Case

Law360 (December 2, 2010, 5:10 PM EST) -- A federal judge has shot down WET Automotive Systems Ltd.’s bid to bifurcate its $10 million car seat infringement case against Amerigon Inc. and first focus on its allegation that the defendant obtained one patent through inequitable conduct.

Judge Victoria Roberts of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan on Tuesday also rejected as premature WET’s motion that it was entitled to summary judgment on Amerigon’s alleged inequitable conduct, and denied without prejudice a bid to add an antitrust violation to its complaint....
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