Stant Sues Mahle Filter Systems for Patent Infringement

Indianapolis, Indiana – Patent lawyers for Stant USA Corp. of Connersville, IN, filed a lawsuit alleging Mahle Filter Systems North America, Inc., of Murfreesboro, TN, has infringed the following two patents issued by the U.S. Patent Office: Patent No. 7,255,094, titled FUEL VAPOR RECOVERY CANISTER, and Patent No. 7,409,946, also titled FUEL VAPOR RECOVERY CANISTER.

The plaintiff manufactures and sells fuel vapor recovery canisters for OEM as well as replacement use in vehicles, including those sold by Chrysler Corporation and General Motors. The complaint alleges that the defendant has made, used, sold, and/or offered for sale vapor recovery canisters for use in Chrysler RT minivans which infringe certain claims of the asserted patents.

This case has been assigned to Senior Judge Larry J. McKinneyand Magistrate Judge Debra McVicker Lynchin the Southern District of Indiana, and assigned case no. 1:10-cv-00568-LJM-DML.

Practice Tip: The scope of a given patent’s protection is defined by the exact wording used in the patent’s claims.Complaint – Stant v. Mahle

Further information about this case is as follows:

Filed: May 6, 2010 as 1:2010cv00568 Updated: May 8, 2010 03:40:36

Plaintiff: STANT USA CORP.

Defendant: MAHLE FILTER SYSTEMS NORTH AMERICA, INC.

Judge: Larry J. McKinney

Cause Of Action: Patent Infringement

Court: Seventh Circuit > Indiana > Southern District Court

Type: Intellectual Property > Patent

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