Court Rules in Favor of Custom Glass Products
in Patent Litigation Case
June 17, 2010
The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia has
ruled in favor of Custom Glass Products of Carolina Inc., manufacturer
of patented Decralite® grids, in the patent litigation case
against Infini-Lite LLC.
In the court's order, it notes that the counter-claim defendants,
Century Woodworks Inc., David Eugene Lee III and David E. Lee Jr.,
"and those in active concert or active participation with any
one or more of them are enjoined from importing, manufacturing,
offering for sale or selling in the United States any unitary multi-endpoint
curvilinear plastic window muntins that infringe U.S. Patent No.
5,980,667 C1 entitled "Window, Muntin and Method," which
includes Ex Parte Reexamination Certificate 6719 (the 667
patent) or U.S. Patent No. 6,415,579 C1 entitled "Window, Muntin
and Method," which includes Ex Parte Reexamination Certificate
6168 (the 579 patent) directly or under the doctrine of equivalents."
The court also notes that the injunction will continue for the
"earlier of either the expiration of the remaining term of
the 667 Patent or the 579 Patent or the entry of a final non-appealable
determination by a court of competent jurisdiction or the United
States Patent Office that either of the forgoing patents in invalid
The counter-claim defendants and "those in active concert
or active participation with any one or more of them, are permanently
enjoined from using any mark that is confusing similar to DECRALITE,
which includes the INFINI-LITE mark," continues the court's
recently issued injunction.
At press time, no additional comment was available from Century
Woodworks Inc. and the telephone number for Infi-Lite had been disconnected.
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