Judge Upholds $5.5M Illinois Tool Win Over Car-Intake Patent

Law360, New York (June 25, 2013, 5:01 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Monday upheld a jury's $5.5 million verdict against auto parts maker MOC Products Inc., which was found to have infringed a patent held by rival Illinois Tool Works Inc. covering technology for cleaning automotive intake systems.

U.S. District Judge Janis L. Sammartino denied MOC's bid for a new trial, ruling the jury's verdict was backed by “substantial evidence.” The court also rebuffed MOC's attempts to have ITW's patent declared invalid and backed the panel's findings that MOC's infringement of the intake...
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