Arctic Cat Jury Snows Over Bombardier’s Patents

Law360, Washington (December 7, 2017, 4:20 PM EST) -- A Minnesota federal jury struck down claims on a pair of snowmobile patents Bombardier had asserted against Arctic Cat on Wednesday, one day before the Federal Circuit threw into doubt part of a nearly $50 million infringement win Arctic Cat had scored against Bombardier over jet ski steering technology.

The Minnesota jury concluded that Arctic Cat Inc. infringed Bombardier Recreational Products Inc.’s ‘669 patent covering snowmobile rider positioning and U.S. District Judge John R. Tunheim had already concluded Bombardier’s ‘847 patent for vehicle frame construction was...
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