Water Heater Co. Nabs $4.5M Win In IP Row With Rival

Law360 (April 1, 2021, 7:47 p.m. EDT) – A Delaware federal judge said water heater maker AO Smith Corp. owes about $ 4.5 million after discovering a rival’s low-carbon model infringing its intellectual property.

In a ruling on Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Leonard Stark ruled that AO Smith was entitled to lost profit of $ 4,544,460 for defendant Bradford White Corp.’s indirect infringement of an AO Smith patent. had: U.S. Patent No. 8,375,897.

The judge also said AO Smith was entitled to additional nominal damages of only $ 2 for the indirect and direct injury to Bradford White. However, the judge got Bradford White from …

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