Marine Exhaust Systems patents upheld on appeal

Author:
Updated:
Original:

The validity of two Marine Exhaust Systems patents was upheld in a recent decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

The company won a patent infringement lawsuit against DeAngelo Marine Exhaust in 2010. An appeal that DeAngelo filed resulted in the appeals court victory Aug. 28 on all counts by Florida-based Marine Exhaust Systems, enforcing the original suit's ruling that DeAngelo willfully infringed on the patents.

The patents were for water-jacketed exhaust pipes for marine exhaust systems. Both court decisions found the patents to be valid and enforceable.

"We're obviously happy with the court's decision. We remain committed to protecting the costly research and design investments we make in our products. It's been a long road, but the original truth still stands — our patents are valid," Marine Exhaust Systems vice president Sheila Prieschl said in a statement. "The unfortunate aspect of this whole process has been for customers who unknowingly bought exhaust parts that infringed on our patents and got caught up in the case."

Click here for the full release.

Related

Viking Holds Vaccination Event

The New Jersey-based builder is working with local healthcare providers to offer Covid-19 shots to employees and their families.

Bellingham to Supply Dock for Superyacht Marina

Bellingham Marine will design and install a floating concrete dock system at Hurricane Hole Superyacht Marina in the Bahamas.

Off the Charts

Even as builders faced order backlogs and product shortages, registrations continued to soar in March.

Maverick Boat Group Expands

The Florida-based builder plans to increase production capacity by 30 percent and add 150 new jobs.

Polaris Names CEO and CFO

Previously interim executives, Michael Speetzen was named the CEO and Bob Mack the CFO of the Minnesota-based powersports company.

Sanlorenzo Reports Q1 Financials

The Italian builder continues to gain market share and expects to debut five models at Cannes in September and launch three new lines in 2022.