IP Law360: C&M IP Group Snags Jury Verdict of Willful Infringement in Bridgeport Patent Suit
Oct.08.2009 — IP Law 360
On September 25, 2009, after a two week jury trial in the Middle District of Pennsylvania (Harrisburg Division), an eight person jury unanimously found in favor of Arlington Industries, Inc. against Bridgeport Fitting, Inc., in a complex patent infringement case. The decision found Bridgeport infringed Arlington's patent (for the second time), that the infringement was willful, and that the products were colorable imitations of previously enjoined products, constituting a breach of the Settlement Agreement entered into by the parties in 2004. The defendant had also submitted to an injunction in 2004, which covered colorable imitations of the enjoined products. The jury awarded Arlington its entire lost profits demand for both infringement and breach of contract. The trial team included attorneys from three law firms representing Arlington Industries and Crowell & Moring’s Intellectual Property Group trial team included partner Kathryn L. Clune and associate Lucy Grace Noyola.