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 or enforceable."

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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