Patent infringement

April 29, 2011 - 5:15am

International Water-Guard Industries and Bombardier settled a pending patent infringement lawsuit in Canada early last month. The patent infringement action and counterclaim have been discontinued in the federal court and the terms and conditions of the settlement are confidential, they said. Canada-based IWG’s main business focus is on aircraft potable water treatment and full water system solutions.

March 31, 2010 - 5:58am

Aircraft Technical Publishers (ATP) and Avantext announced the amicable settlement of all federal litigation between them. As part of the settlement, Avantext has agreed to have a judgment entered that ATP’s patents are valid and enforceable.

In return, ATP has granted Avantext a non-exclusive license to ATP’s patent portfolio for an undisclosed sum of money.

March 10, 2010 - 10:21am

Aircraft Technical Publishers (ATP) and Avantext announced an amicable settlement of all federal litigation between the two companies. As part of the settlement, Avantext has agreed to have a judgment entered stating ATP’s patents are valid and enforceable. In return, ATP has granted Avantext a non-exclusive license to ATP’s patent portfolio for an undisclosed sum of money. The patent infringement suit was filed last July.

December 9, 2008 - 11:05am

A federal jury rejected a claim by Honeywell that Sandel Avionics of Vista, Calif., violated its patents, ending more than six years of legal battles over terrain awareness and warning system (TAWS) technology. The jury at the Delaware Federal Court in Wilmington deliberated for about five hours before deciding last Friday that Sandel did not infringe Honeywell patents for the latter’s enhanced ground proximity warning system (EGPWS).

December 1, 2008 - 6:46am

Lawyers for Universal Avionics, Sandel and Honeywell are scheduled to return to a Delaware federal courtroom this month in the companies’ long-running dispute over terrain awareness and warning system (TAWS) patents.

November 20, 2008 - 11:10am

Lawyers for Universal Avionics, Sandel and Honeywell are scheduled to return to a Delaware federal courtroom next month in the long-running dispute over terrain awareness and warning system (TAWS) patents. A jury trial relating to three patent infringement claims made by Honeywell in 2002 is scheduled to begin on December 1.

May 7, 2008 - 7:33am

Thales Avionics has threatened legal reprisals against Honeywell unless the U.S. avionics and engines giant drops a patent-infringement lawsuit against Phoenix-based Aviation Communication & Surveillance Systems (ACSS), a maker of terrain awareness and warning systems (TAWS), TCAS and mode-S transponders, jointly owned by Thales and L-3 Communications.

September 12, 2006 - 9:55am

International Water-Guard (IWG) Industries, a Canadian firm specializing in water treatment products for aircraft, has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Bombardier. According to IWG, Bombardier is using a system “effectively identical to ours and its refusal to discuss any meaningful settlement pushed us to file the lawsuit.” A spokesman for Bombardier declined to comment.

 
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