Heuft Systemtechnik GmbH v. Industrial Dynamics Co., Ltd.

Analysis Group was retained by counsel for Industrial Dynamics Co., Ltd. in a patent infringement suit brought by Heuft Systemtechnik GmbH. At issue in the trial was the infringement of a technology used for optical inspection of bottles on a filling line. An Analysis Group team that included Managing Principal Jeffrey H. Kinrich helped defense counsel critique the opposing expert's damages analysis, demonstrating that the expert unreasonably relied upon unsubstantiated documents and information that were eventually deemed inadmissible by the court. Initially, the judge denied without prejudice the defense's Daubert motion to exclude the opposing expert's testimony but, following the testimony, agreed to strike it in its entirety. As a result, the judge ruled that the plaintiff's damages claim suffered from a failure of proof. The case proceeded only on liability issues. Judgment was ultimately entered in favor of Industrial Dynamics on liability because it was found not to have infringed on the Heuft patents.

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