PHOENIXTire Service Equipment Manufacturing Co. Inc. (TSISSG) once again has won a patent infringement lawsuit against Gaither Tool Co. regarding its Cheetah Cannon bead seater.
In the Federal Court of Canada, Judge Justice Annis entered a consent judgment and injunction finding that Gaither's U.S. Bead Bazooka line of tire bead seaters infringes on TSISSG's Canadian Patent 2,373,067, which covers TSISSG's Cheetah Cannon push button, automated discharge bead seater in Canada, and finding that Gaither induced infringement in Canada of TSISSG's patent.
The court entered a permanent injunction enjoining Gaither from directly or indirectly making, using, selling, offering for sale or importing or causing or inducing others to make, use, sell, offer to sell, or import all of Gaither's Bead Bazooka products in Canada for the term of the Canadian patent.
In January TSISSG won a similar consent judgment and injunction in its patent infringement lawsuit against Gaither Tool in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota involving TSISSG's U.S. Patent 6,179,033, which covers TSISSG's Cheetah Cannon product.
That order enjoined Gaither from selling its Bead Bazooka products in the U.S.
Gaither officials could not be reached for comment.
We are pleased that we have again successfully enforced our valuable patent rights and maintained our position as the most innovative tire bead seater supplier in the United States and Canada, said Randy Kindel, TSISSG's vice president of sales.
Our technological advantage began with our patented CH-O5 Cheetah line of tire bead seaters and now continues with our Cheetah Cannon tire bead seaters, and will continue with even newer innovations.