Banner & Witcoff is pleased to announce that on January 18, 2012, the U.S. Court for the District of Utah Central Division, granted B&W firm client Rock River Arms’ motion for summary judgment finding the Plaintiff’s patent was invalid under 35 U.S.C. 102(g).
The case RMDI v. Remington Arms Company, Inc. et al., 2:10-cv-00029-TS-DN, was based on allegations that the Defendants infringed U.S. Patent No. 7,596,900. Rock River Arms filed a motion for summary judgment seeking a ruling that RMDI’s patent was invalid. The Court granted Rock River Arms’ motion for summary judgment, finding Rock River Arms was first to invent. The Court denied the Plaintiff’s motions for partial summary judgment seeking dismissal of Rock River Arms’ § 102(g) defense. This ruling applies to the other Defendants in the case that moved for summary judgment.
Rock Rivers Arms was represented by Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.’s Chicago-based attorneys Scott A. Burow, Matthew P. Becker and Jason S. Shull.