January 26, 2017 – The Honorable John R. Tunheim, Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court in Minnesota, entered an Order Dec. 28, 2016, granting Bombardier Recreational Products ("BRP") summary judgment that each of Arctic Cat Inc.'s ("Artic Cat") 94 accused snowmobile models infringed BRP's U.S. Patent 7,124,847. The ruling was part of a long-running patent infringement suit by BRP against Arctic Cat. The Order was originally filed under seal and is now publicly available.
At the same time, the Court denied Arctic Cat's motions for summary judgment that the '847 and BRP's other asserted patents are invalid, leaving Arctic Cat's invalidity defenses, as well as BRP's claims for infringement of the other asserted patents, damages and willful infringement to be decided at trial.
No trial date has been set.
The Court's Order is available here.
BRP is represented by Harry Marcus of Locke Lord LLP and Kevin Conneely and Ruth Rivard of Stinson Leonard Street LLP.
About Locke Lord LLP
Locke Lord is a full-service, international law firm of more than 20 offices designed to meet clients’ needs around the world. The Firm has a history that spans more than 125 years and is a worldwide leader in the middle market sector. Locke Lord advises clients across a broad spectrum of industries including energy, financial services, fund formation, health care, insurance and reinsurance, private equity and venture capital, public finance, real estate, and technology, media and telecommunications, while providing a wealth of experience through its complex litigation, intellectual property, tax, regulatory and transactional teams.