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Jury Hung On Whether Belkin Copied Cellphone Holder IP

Law360, San Francisco (June 19, 2018, 5:13 PM EDT) -- A weeklong intellectual property trial ended in deadlock on Monday when a California federal jury couldn't agree on whether Belkin International Inc. ripped off Kenu Inc.'s design patent for a cellphone holder that clips onto a car's air vent.

The jurors began deliberating Friday afternoon, and on Monday, passed a note to the judge saying they couldn't agree on a verdict, according to the trial log. U.S. District Judge James Donato read them a Ninth Circuit jury instruction, which tells jurors they have "a duty to discuss...
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Case Information

Case Title

Kenu, Inc. v. Belkin International, Inc.

Case Number



California Northern

Nature of Suit



James Donato

Date Filed

March 27, 2015

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