Black & Decker Settles Blackbird Rechargable Battery IP Row

By Kevin Penton (November 17, 2017, 8:14 PM EST) -- Stanley Black & Decker Inc. settled a lawsuit Thursday initiated by Blackbird Technologies that alleged that its products infringed the asserted claims of a patent covering rechargeable battery accessories for cordless power tools.

The companies did not disclose the terms of the settlement as part of Thursday's stipulation of dismissal, other than to specify that the case is to be dismissed with prejudice and that each side will take care of their own costs and attorneys' fees, according to the filing.

"The inventor of this patent invested significant time and resources to develop this widely used technology," said Wendy Verlander, Blackbird's...

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