The Waterloo Courier reports a Minneapolis-based manufacturer has been ordered to pay Engineered Products Co. Inc. nearly $16 million after being found liable for patent infringement.
The infringement dates back to 1996 when Donaldson won a bid to supply Delphi Corp. — a GM auto parts maker — with a device that measures the air induction system filter restriction in light trucks and SUVs. Engineered Products had previously patented a similar device.
Donaldson plans to appeal the decision. The appeal will go to the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C. where it’s reported briefs will be filed this fall and that the process could take up to two years.