On April 21, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida found that DeAngelo Marine Exhaust willfully infringed on two of Marine Exhaust Systems Inc.’s patents and that these patents are valid and enforceable, according to a release from Marine Exhaust. The court also awarded Marine Exhaust $92,804 in damages and agreed to consider additional losses.
“We’re very pleased with the court’s decision,” Marine Exhaust VP Sheila Prieschl said in the release. “This is a vindication of inventor Woodrow Woods’ hard work and innovation, as well as our intellectual property rights.”
The court ruled DeAngelo Marine Exhaust infringed on Marine Exhaust’s U.S. patents for water-jacketed exhaust pipes for marine exhaust systems, the company reported.
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