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Dec 03, 2003
Following a 3 day trial, the Federal Court jury unanimously awarded $3 million to Systems Division, Inc., in its patent infringement lawsuit against Teknek Electronics Ltd. and Teknek LLC.
The company said the seven-member jury found that the defendants had willfully infringed Systems Division's United States patents '073, '358 and '393 for computer circuit-board cleaning.
The final Court order stated that Systems Division was awarded $771,555.25 in prejudgment interest against Defendant Teknek LLC and Teknek Electronics, Ltd., in addition to the $3,000,000 previously awarded. The Federal Court also ordered a full accounting of Teknek's assets "in light of Teknek's inability to post the bond and SDI's concerns that Teknek has been dissipating assets".
In May of 1999, according to SDI, it noted that Teknek was infringing on its patents and requested that Teknek immediately cease and desist selling those of its products that infringed SDI's patents. According to SDI, Teknek continued to manufacture and sell knock-offs of the plaintiff's patented sheet cleaning machines and paper rollers around the world.