he judge also issued a permanent injunction against MEI and denied all four post-trial motions put forward by MEI.
The subject of JCM’s infringement claim surrounded JCM’s innovative, removable stacker mechanism, detailed in U.S. Patent number 5,372,361, and the jury found MEI infringed in four separate claims, awarding in excess of us$ 11.4 million in damages.
Additionally, the court issued a permanent injunction against sales of MEI products that deploy the design found to infringe in the Nevada litigation. Under the court order, MEI is enjoined from “making, using, selling or offering to sell, or importing into the United States, the CashFlow SC Series products with a removable pusher that were found by the jury to infringe upon the ‘361 Patent.”
Further the court permanently enjoined MEI from “making, using, selling or offering to sell, or importing into the United States, any CashFlow SC Series product that includes a removable pusher that is insubstantially different from the design of the CashFlow SC Series products found to infringe upon the ‘361 Patent.”
“We are very pleased with the judge’s ruling. We have clearly shown that our patented innovations are ours alone, and we have also clearly shown that we will act aggressively in defense of our patents,” said JCM Global President/CEO Akiyoshi Isoi. “As I stated in January when the jury ruled in our favor, our patented, innovative design has been a tremendous benefit to our customers, and we are proud that our engineering efforts have been vindicated.”