Fed. Judge Won't Nix Claims in Humvee IP Suit

Law360, Washington (March 29, 2017, 5:12 PM EDT) -- An Indiana federal judge on Tuesday shot down competing quick win bids in a dispute between a Humvee manufacturer and a consultant who claims the company used his patented design for frame rails on the vehicles without compensating him.

A contract and invoices related to Phillip C. Ruehl’s work designing modified side rails for Humvees sold by AM General LLC to the U.S. military does not clearly establish whether the company paid Ruehl to develop the concept of the rails or if an existing design was simply modified to fit AM General’s vehicles, according to U.S. District Judge Joseph S. Van...

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