Debi Miller, Director, Public Relations & Marketing
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MADISON — The law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP today announced that on March 17 the Federal Circuit affirmed a decision invalidating 79 patent claims asserted against its client, Flambeau, Inc. That result marks the conclusion of a long fight against Etagz, Inc. Etagz filed suit against Flambeau in Salt Lake City, Utah, several years ago, accusing a number of Flambeau’s Duncan toy and Flambeau Outdoors hunting products that come with instructional CD-ROMs or DVDs of infringing the 79 claims in three related patents: U.S. Patent Numbers 6,298,332; 7,503,502; and 7,703,686. Claims that were invalidated by Flambeau in U.S. Patent Nos. 6,298,332 and 7,703,686 were previously categorized by Etagz as “bulletproofed” and “immune from challenge.”
Both Flambeau and Quarles & Brady are happy with the result. “The District Court invalidated all of the claims asserted against Flambeau, and to have that result affirmed on appeal is all the more satisfying,” said attorney Josephine Benkers of Quarles & Brady.
About Flambeau, Inc.
Flambeau, established in 1947 and owned by Nordic Group of Companies, provides a network of operational facilities for cooperation in serving customers, international sales capabilities, and extensive tooling, managerial, injection, and blow molding experience. Since 1947, Flambeau has provided turnkey, total resource contract manufacturing partnerships with their worldwide OEM customers. For further information, please visit www.flambeau.com.
About Quarles & Brady LLP
Quarles & Brady is a full-service law firm with more than 475 attorneys offering an array of legal services to corporate and individual clients that range from small entrepreneurial businesses to Fortune 100 companies, with practice focuses in health care and life sciences, business law, data privacy and security, and complex litigation. The firm has offices in Chicago; Indianapolis; Madison; Milwaukee; Naples, Florida; Phoenix; Scottsdale; Tampa; Tucson; and Washington, D.C. Additional information can be found online at quarles.com, as well as on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.
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