Jury Hands TEK $2.8M Win In Tire Repair Kit Patent Trial

Law360, Los Angeles (March 17, 2017, 10:15 PM EDT) -- A California federal jury awarded TEK Global SRL $2.8 million on Friday in a case alleging that rival Sealant Systems International Inc. copied its patented design for tire repair kits that pump sealant into flat tires in order to steal its customers, according to an attorney for the prevailing party.

TEK, an Italian company, sued SSI for infringement of its U.S. Patent Number 7,789,110, for a “Kit for Inflating and Repairing Inflatable Articles, in Particular Tyres.” SSI denied it infringed and asserted that TEK’s ‘110 patent...
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