South Bend, Indiana – Plaintiffs Lippert Components Manufacturing, Inc. of Elkhart, Indiana and Backsaver International, Inc. d/b/a Gorilla-Lift of Somerset, Kentucky filed a patent infringement lawsuit in the Northern District of Indiana. Defendants are MORryde International, Inc. and MOR/ryde Inc.
This lawsuit alleging patent infringement follows another recent lawsuit, also alleging patent infringement, that Lippert filed against Defendants recently. That lawsuit, filed by Lippert as sole Plaintiff, asserted infringement of three patents: U.S. Patent Nos. 6,182,401; 6,176,045 and 6,598,354.
This second lawsuit adds Backsaver as a second Plaintiff and asserts infringement of different intellectual property, namely U.S. Patent No. 6,550,840, entitled “Tailgate Lift Assembly.”
Indiana patent lawyers for Plaintiffs contend that infringement by Defendants was willful and deliberate in a complaint listing a single count, “Infringement of U.S. Patent No. 6,550,840.” Plaintiffs ask the Indiana federal court for damages, including treble damages, as well as injunctive relief, costs and attorneys’ fees.