Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney's November 12, 2009, U.S. Federal Court win was noted by a number of news outlets, including the November 13 edition of Intellectual Property Today; the November 14 edition of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review; the November 14 edition of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette; and the December 7 edition of Pennsylvania Law Weekly.
As noted in the Post-Gazette article, titled "Window shade verdict," "A federal court jury in Pittsburgh decided Thursday that HT Window Fashions infringed on a patent owned by Ren Judkins of Kilbuck, said law firm Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC, which represented the independent inventor. Judkins has more than 70 patents in the window coverings field, including one for tabbed multi-cellular material. The case centered on the Industry, Calif., company's sales of its Polaris double cell window shades. The jury also said HT can't sell a single-cell product that would infringe another Judkins patent, and awarded him $155,000 in damages."
Buchanan attorneys Lynn J. Alstadt, Samuel Braver and Ralph Fischer represented Mr. Judkins.
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