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. ยง 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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