Jury Clears Deere Rivals In $16M Mower Patent Suit

Law360, New York (December 20, 2013, 5:11 PM EST) -- An Iowa jury ruled Thursday that Bush Hog Inc. and other companies had not infringed Deere & Co.'s patent covering rotary cutters and that the patent was invalid, rejecting Deere's demand for up to $16 million in damages.

After a 14-day trial in the Southern District of Iowa, a jury ruled in favor of Bush Hog, its parent company Alamo Group Inc., Duroc LLC, and Great Plains Manufacturing Inc., concluding that none had infringed Deere's patent and that they had proven the patent was invalid as...
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