Jury Invalidates Patents In Milliken Suit Vs. Interface, Mohawk

Law360, New York (September 23, 2004, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal jury in South Carolina has found two patents at the center of a lawsuit filed by textile and chemical manufacturing company Milliken & Company invalid, handing a victory to defendants Interface, Inc. and Mohawk Carpet Corp.

A third defendant, Shaw Industries Group, had settled a similar lawsuit shortly before the case went to trial, according to Interface’s counsel, Kilpatrick Stockton.

In October 2002, Milliken sued Interface, Shaw and Mohawk separately in the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina, accusing the three...
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