Anderson, SC - Basic Concepts, Inc. announces that the US District Court for the District of South Carolina ruled that Interstate Products of Sarasota, Fl literally infringed US Patent No 5,762,233. The Court rejected Interstate Products’ argument that the '233 Patent was invalid. The judge declared Basic Concepts’ US Patent No 5,762,233 valid and infringed by Interstate Products Inc.
The judgment was issued on March 31, 2010 by U.S. Magistrate Judge William M. Catoe. The patent involved in the lawsuit describes a foldable spill containment berm http://www.basicconcepts.com/
Interstate Products has been ordered to refrain from any and all activities that would constitute direct or contributory infringement of US Patent No 5,762,233, through the remaining life of the patent. An undisclosed amount of damages were awarded to Basic Concepts as part of this judgment.
Basic Concepts is committed to aggressively enforcing its intellectual property rights relating to environmental products and technology that was invented, perfected and commercialized by the company. The company has a focused strategy to ensure its intellectual property rights in the area of environmental spill containment products are respected.
Basic Concepts http://www.basicconcepts.com is a veteran-owned small business located in Anderson, SC. Since the company’s inception, it has been an innovator in flexible, foldable secondary containment products and holds several patents in the area of environmental spill containment, as well as several pending applications.
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