Trico Imports Copycat Windshield Wipers, Federal-Mogul Says

Law360, New York (May 10, 2013, 7:21 PM EDT) -- Federal-Mogul Corp. on Thursday asked the U.S. International Trade Commission to halt all imports of Trico Products Corp. windshield wipers it says violate a patent it holds covering blades outfitted with adjustable spoilers designed to counteract the lifting effects of high-speed airflow.

The New Jersey-based Federal-Mogul claims Trico has been importing so-called flat blade or beam blade wipers from Mexico with a variable wind spoiler device that is protected under U.S. Patent Number 8,347,449. That patent includes a detachable element that allows the wiper to flex...
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