Bridgeport Fittings Pays Arlington Industries Additional Patent Infringement Damages

Arlington Industries is announcing
that Bridgeport Fittings has paid Arlington an additional $1.13 million in
supplemental damages for sales of its infringing Whipper-Snap products from
2010 through 2011.  

Bridgeport was previously ordered
to pay Arlington $3.62 Million after a jury found 30 types of Bridgeport’s Whipper-Snap
products infringed Arlington’s patent covering its SNAP-TITE® products. Bridgeport
also agreed to pay Arlington its lost profits for an earlier version of
infringing snap-in connectors as part of a settlement.
  To date, Bridgeport has paid Arlington
nearly $5.1 Million for its infringement of the same patent.

Last September, the United States
Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed the jury verdict, the third
time a court of appeals has ruled for Arlington against Bridgeport.

This past March, the U.S. District
Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania found Bridgeport in contempt of
an injunction that prevented Bridgeport from infringing a Arlington’s patent
covering its innovative SNAP
2IT® products.
Bridgeport’s 38ASP and 38SP were immediately ordered off the market until
2018.  Bridgeport was also ordered
to pay Arlington’s lost profits and attorney’s fees as a sanction for its

In response to this latest legal
victory, Tom Stark, President of Arlington Industries, said, 
“Bridgeport has infringed Arlington’s SNAP-TITE® patents for over
twelve years, and this is now the third time that Bridgeport has been forced to
pay Arlington for its infringement of the same patent.
  We will continue to defend our valuable
intellectual property rights against unfair competition.”

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