MasterCraft Boat Co. and Malibu Boats reached a settlement in a patent-infringement lawsuit that Malibu brought in connection with its wakesurfing technology.
Trade Only follows developments in lawsuits that can have a significant effect on companies or sections of the worldwide marine industry.
The U.S. Supreme Court rejected a Florida man’s latest appeal in a landmark case involving the seizure and destruction of his floating home.
WBIP LLC, an affiliate of Westerbeke Corp., said its litigation with Kohler Co. was settled to the mutual satisfaction of the parties on confidential grounds.
Hudson Yachts & Marine Industries, Hudson Wang and Gunboat International Ltd. said they amicably settled all issues between them, including a pending lawsuit Gunboat International filed and counterclaims filed by Hudson Yachts & Marine Industries.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office upheld the validity of Cobalt Boats’ swim-step patent, allowing the company to move forward with its lawsuit alleging that Brunswick Corp. and Sea Ray infringed on Cobalt’s patent.
A patent infringement case between electronics manufacturers Garmin and Navico continued to play out in September as the U.S. International Trade Commission issued two strongly worded public opinions making it clear that it was ruling in favor of Navico.
The U.S. International Trade Commission denied a request by Garmin — which Garmin had sought until a federal judge could hear the company’s appeal — that would have allowed Garmin to continue importing technology the commission found to infringe on a competitor’s patent until arguments were heard.
A patent infringement dispute that Navico Holdings initiated against Garmin’s DownVü scanning sonar products continues to unfold, with the International Trade Commission issuing a limited exclusion order last week modifying the 2015 ruling blocking the sale of the Garmin sonar devices.
A federal appeals court has ruled that an injury suffered on a recreational boat anchored in a shallow though navigable recreational bay falls under admiralty jurisdiction despite a 1972 Supreme Court decision that narrows admiralty’s purview a bit to weed out “absurd” cases that have little to do with maritime commerce.
A New Hampshire snorkeler is seeking a half-million dollars from the federal government in a lawsuit that says he suffered an electric shock while cleaning the bottom of a boat.