Remy International Sues WAIGlobal for Patent Infringement

Indianapolis, Indiana – Patent attorneys for Remy International, Inc. of Pendleton, IN, have filed a lawsuit alleging Wetherill Associates, Inc., doing business as WAIGlobal, of Fort Lauderdale, FL, is infringing the following seven patents issued by the U.S. Patent Office: Patent No. 5,295,404, titled SHIFT LEVER MECHANISM FOR ENGINE STARTING APPARATUS; Patent No. 5,252,878, titled BRUSH HOLDER ASSEMBLY; Patent No. 5,307,700, titled ELECTRIC ENGINE STARTER; Patent No. 5,105,114, titled FRAME AND MAGNET ASSEMBLY FOR A DYNAMOELECTRIC MACHINE; Patent No. 5,268,605, titled ELECTRICAL FIELD CONNECTION; Patent No. 5,453,648, titled BRIDGE RECTIFIER HAVING AN OUTPUT TERMINAL STUD; and Patent No. 5,315,195, titled SELF-ATTACHING COVER FOR A DYNAMOELECTRIC MACHINE.

Generally, the asserted patents cover electro-mechanical components for automotive engines, and the complaint cites, by model number, certain starter motors and alternators which the defendants allegedly use, sell, offer for sale, and/or import, in violation of 35 U.S.C. § 271.

This case has been assigned to Chief Judge Richard L. Young and Magistrate Judge Tim A. Bakerin the Southern District of Indiana, and assigned case no. 1:10-cv-01153-RLY-TAB.

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Further Information about the case is as follows:

Plaintiff:

REMY INTERNATIONAL, INC.

Defendants:

JOHN DOES and WETHERILL ASSOCIATES, INC.

Case Number:

1:2010cv01153

Filed:

September 10, 2010

Court:

Indiana Southern District Court

Office:

Indianapolis Office [ Court Info ]

Presiding Judge:

Richard L. Young

Referring Judge:

Tim A. Baker

Nature of Suit:

Intellectual Property – Patent

Cause:

35:271 Patent Infringement

Jury Demanded By:

Plaintiff

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