Invotex Damages Expert Testifies in Parker Hannifin Fuel Filter Patent Suit; Jury Awards More Than $6.5 Million in Damages

Jan 08, 2010, 11:26 ET from Invotex Group

BALTIMORE, Jan. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- In the fuel filter and priming pump patent infringement suit brought against Champion Laboratories, Inc. and Wix Filtration Corp. by Parker Hannifin and Parker Intangibles, LLC, Invotex® Group damages expert Michele M. Riley, CPA, testified on behalf of plaintiff Parker that the amount of total damages adequate to compensate for the claimed infringement was approximately $6.5 million. On Friday, December 11, 2009, the jury decided that the patent asserted against the defendant was valid and infringed and adopted Ms. Riley's lost profits analysis to the dollar, awarding damages in excess of $6.5 million.

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The cases, Parker Hannifin corp. et al. v. Wix Filtration Corp. and Parker Hannifin Corp. et al. v. Champion Laboratories, Inc., were filed in the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio.

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