Bendix wins patent infringement lawsuit against Haldex

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ELYRIA, Ohio — Bendix has won a patent infringement lawsuit against Haldex, which will have to stop selling a version of its air disc brakes that a US District Court found “willfully infringed” on Bendix’s patent rights.

This week, the US District Court for the Northern District of Ohio confirmed and expanded on a September jury verdict in favour of Bendix in the case. The court has imposed a permanent injunction against the sale of the disc brake in question.

Triple damages and attorney fees were also awarded to Bendix. The lawsuit stemmed from accusations Haldex infringed on Bendix and Knorr-Bremse’s US patent rights to an improved air disc brake design.

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  • I think it wouldn’t end there, I know that Haldex still has counterfeit with Bendix, this is gonna be an interesting one to watch for.I think they need a refresher of the definition of Patent Infringement? General Patent is here. A patent is referred to a set of rights granted to an individual or business by the state that gives them public disclosure of a new invention for a specific amount of time. This grant does not actually give the holder the exclusive right to practice the invention, but simply the right to preclude other outside parties from using or imitating it.

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