Conair, De’Longhi, Saeco Dump Cappuccino Maker IP Fight

Law360, New York (October 20, 2011, 12:52 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey federal judge on Wednesday dismissed Conair Corp.’s patent suit against De’Longhi America Inc. and Saeco USA Inc. over cappuccino machine components, after the parties reached a settlement.

U.S. District Judge Stanley R. Chesler dismissed the suit without prejudice and gave the parties 60 days to reopen the case if the settlement was not consummated, according to the order.

Attorneys for all three parties first announced an agreement on Oct. 4, in a letter to a U.S. magistrate judge, effectively ending the action, the...
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