District of Delaware Jury Favors Kenyon Client Robert Bosch LLC in Patent Infringement Case
New York, April 23, 2010 - Kenyon & Kenyon LLP won a jury verdict for Robert Bosch LLC against Pylon Manufacturing Corp. in a patent infringement suit involving patents related to a type of windshield wiper blade known as the beam blade, which Pylon sells under the Michelin trademark, among others. A District of Delaware jury found two out of three of Bosch’s patents valid and infringed.
The verdict follows a claim-construction ruling in the case, in which Judge Sue Lewis Robinson found infringement with regard to one of Bosch's patents and determined that a patent which Pylon asserted in a counter-claim was not infringed, leaving for trial only Pylon's liability on three of the asserted Bosch patents, one of which Pylon had already been found to infringe. Judge Robinson also denied Pylon's motion for summary judgment that two of the Bosch patents were invalid over the prior art. Trial began on April 15. Issues pertaining to damages and willfulness were previously bifurcated. The case will proceed to trial on issues pertaining to willfulness and damages.
Kenyon & Kenyon partners Michael Lennon, Mark Hannemann, and Jeffrey Ginsberg represent Robert Bosch LLC. Pylon is represented by James Gale, Jeffrey Feldman and Gregory Hillyer of the Feldman Gale firm.
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