Mars Wins $13M In Dispute Over Coin Technology

Law360, New York (April 24, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge has awarded Mars Inc. millions of dollars after finding that a rival of Mars’ former electronics unit infringed its coin recognition and acceptance technology.

Judge John C. Lifland ordered St. Louis, Mo.-based Coin Acceptors Inc. to shell out $13 million in damages to Mars in a long-running case in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey on Friday.

When the litigation began 17 years ago, Mars Electronics International Inc. was a part of the parent of the Mars candy company,...
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