Jury Cracks Master Lock With $5.3M Patent Verdict

Law360 (March 13, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A jury has returned a $5.3 million verdict in a patent case against Master Lock Co., finding the lock company failed to prove a Colorado lock maker's patent claims were obvious and therefore invalid.

The eight-day trial was held in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado. The jury returned its verdict on Wednesday.

Post-trial motions in the case are due in early April, with response and replies due by April 24, according to court documents. Final judgment cannot be entered until resolution of post-trial motions, court documents say.

Neither the company nor the lawyers in the case could...

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