Knowledge Of Patent Not Willful Infringement: Judge

Law360, New York (November 13, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- A federal judge has ruled that Universal Avionics Systems Corp. did not willfully infringe Honeywell International Inc. patents in a long-standing dispute over in-flight warning systems.

Judge Mary Pat Thynge issued an order on Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware to uphold Universal’s summary judgment motion that it had not willfully infringed Honeywell’s aviation-related patents.

Honeywell maintained that Universal developed and released its “TAWS” terrain awareness and warning system despite an “objectively high likelihood” that the system infringed its patents for...
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