- In brief: IPEC decides infringement action on further models of brake calipers (AP Racing Limited v Alcon Components Limited)
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- What should IP & IT lawyers take note of?
- What was this case about?
- What did the court decide?
IP & IT analysis: Kathleen Fox Murphy, patents partner at Browne Jacobson, considers the case of AP Racing Limited v Alcon Components Limited. This was the second action brought by AP Racing against Alcon for infringement of UK Patent No 2,451,690 (the patent) for disc brake calipers for motor vehicles, particularly racing cars. The first action culminated in a judgment in January 2016 in which AP Racing was awarded just under £500,000 in damages in respect of four models of brake caliper found to infringe. In this second action, the court considered whether or not ten further models of brake caliper infringed the patent. The complaint was consolidated down to eight models to be considered by the court, with the court finding that one model infringed, and seven further models did not.
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