Key-Cutting Cos. Lock Down Antitrust, Patent Settlements

Law360, New York (November 6, 2012, 4:23 PM EST) -- An Ohio federal judge signed off on two settlements Monday to resolve separate antitrust and patent lawsuits between hardware supplier Hillman Group Inc. and a smaller competitor in the market for automatic key-cutting machines.

The deals, approved by U.S. District Judge David D. Dowd, will put to rest two suits filed by key-machine maker Hy-Ko Products Co. — one seeking a ruling that Hy-Ko's upstart key cutters hadn't infringed Hillman's patented and widely used product, and another claiming Hillman had tried to squeeze Hy-Ko out of...
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