Jury Awards Arctic Cat $15M In Jetski Patent Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (June 1, 2016, 11:11 PM EDT) -- A Florida federal jury on Wednesday awarded more than $15 million to Arctic Cat Inc. after finding that Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. willfully infringed on two of the rival company’s patents for a jetski safety mechanism, according to Arctic’s chief financial officer.

In their Wednesday verdict, jurors also found that Bombardier failed to prove that the Arctic Cat patents were not new, or that they were “obvious” in light of other inventions. At issue in the case was more than 151,000 model year 2009 through 2015 Sea-Doo...
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