Rosback Claims Legal Victory Over Tech-ni-Fold in Patent Infringement Case
SAINT JOSEPH, Mich.—November 20, 2015—Rosback Company has prevailed in the patent infringement lawsuit brought against it by Tech-ni-Fold. On Sept. 29, 2015, Judge Virginia M. Kendall of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, granted Rosback Company’s Motion for Summary Judgment of Non-Infringement, concluding that Rosback’s TrueScore-Pro and the TrueScorePro Quad scoring heads do not infringe U.S. Patent No. 6,572,519, owned by Tech-ni-Fold.
In July of 2014, TechniFold filed a lawsuit (Tech-ni-Fold Ltd. V. F.P. Rosback Company, 14-cv-5737) claiming that Rosback’s TrueScore-Pro and TrueScore-Pro Quad scoring heads infringed one of Tech-ni-Fold’s patents. At that time, Tech-ni-Fold distributed announcements publicizing the lawsuit in a wide variety of publications.
On January 5, 2015, Rosback moved for summary judgment, which was argued in court February 20, 2015. Summary judgment is awarded if the undisputed facts and the law are such that no reasonable jury could find for the opposing party (Tech-ni-Fold) if the matter were to proceed to trial. Judge Kendall’s non-infringement finding was based upon three separate and distinct non-infringement arguments, each of which supported a finding of non-infringement. Judge Kendall’s ruling is a complete vindication of Rosback’s TrueScore-Pro design.
Larry Bowman, president of Rosback, stated that "While defending the litigation was expensive and distracting, anybody reading the patent claims could see that our design did not infringe on the Tech-ni-Fold patent, and Judge Kendall clearly agreed. We are proud to have been awarded over 160 patents in our 135-year history. We were determined to fight for our right to market and sell the TrueScore-Pro, a product which has been a huge benefit to our customers."