Parker Hannifin Corporation (Parker), filed an infringement case against Champion Laboratories, in a case pertaining to automotive filters.
Our firm served as the lead trial team in a 7-day jury trial that resulted in the jury siding with Parker on all issues, including finding that Champion infringed literally and under the doctrine of equivalents, and found the infringement to be willful. The jury awarded Parker its full lost-profits damages, which were in excess of $6.5 million.
After trial, and upon Parker’s motions, the court enjoined Champion, awarding Parker an additional $3.3 million in enhanced damages, declaring that the case was “exceptional,” and granting Parker its attorneys’ fees. Parker-Hannifin Corporation et al. v. Champion Laboratories, Inc., Civ. No. 07-1375-SJO (N.D. Ohio).