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.
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