Breaking News

U.K. Economy Grew 0.8% in Second Quarter, Matching Forecast
Tweet TWEET

Metso Rejected by U.S. Court on $32 Million Terex Award

The U.S. Supreme Court refused to revive a $31.6 million patent-infringement award won by a Metso Oyj (MEO1V) unit in a suit against Terex Corp. (TEX) over a machine that sorts rocks and gravel.

The high court today turned away an appeal by Metso Minerals Inc. of a lower court ruling that threw out the jury verdict in the company’s favor. The lower court said Metso’s patent covered an obvious variation of existing machinery.

Helsinki-based Metso makes paper machines in addition to rock crushers. Terex is a Westport, Connecticut-based maker of cranes and lifts.

The case is Metso v. Powerscreen International, 13-565.

To contact the reporter on this story: Greg Stohr in Washington at gstohr@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Patrick Oster at poster@bloomberg.net

Bloomberg reserves the right to remove comments but is under no obligation to do so, or to explain individual moderation decisions.

Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus.