03.01.10 | CompX International Receives Favorable Ruling Against Humanscale in the Eastern District of Virginia

February 25, 2010, Washington D.C. — The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia issued a jury verdict in which Banner & Witcoff’s client, CompX International Inc. and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Waterloo Furniture Components Limited, prevailed in asserting two of their patents against Humanscale Corporation.  The Jury found all of the asserted claims to be valid and infringed and awarded CompX more than $19,000,000 in damages.
The Banner & Witcoff legal team representing CompX was led by Fredric M. Meeker, and included Stephanie L. Knapp, Daniel G. Cardy, Brian J. Brisnehan, Timothy C. Meece, Robert H. Resis, Christopher B. Roth, Jason S. Shull and Bradley J. Van Pelt.
Please click here to view the jury verdict.  Please click here to view CompX International’s press release.

About CompX International Inc. (CIX)
 CompX International (www.compx.com) is a leading manufacturer of security products, furniture components and performance marine components.
About Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.
Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. is dedicated to excellence in the specialized practice of intellectual property law, including patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, computer, franchise and unfair competition law. The firm actively engages in the procurement, enforcement and litigation of intellectual property rights throughout the world, including all federal and state agencies, and the distribution of such rights through licensing and franchising.  The firm has more than 90 attorneys and agents in its Chicago, Washington, DC, Boston and Portland, OR offices.
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