Case Name: Futaba Industrial Co., Ltd. v. Keylex Corporation
Docket Number: 2:2011-cv-11873-PJD-PJK
Date Filed: 4/28/2011
Judge: Hon. Patrick J. Duggan
Status: Closed
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Plaintiff Futaba Industrial Co., Ltd. filed suit on April 28, 2011 against Defendant Keylex Corporation, alleging Defendant infringed upon U.S. Patent No. 6,615,489 entitled “Method of Manufacturing a Fuel Inlet,” a patent covering fuel inlets with improved anti-rust properties used for filling fuel into an automobile.

            Plaintiff alleged that Defendant sold infringing fuel inlets to auto manufacturers in Japan, including Mazda Motor Corporation. Defendant filed a motion to dismiss for various reasons including jurisdiction. Judge Duggan denied both defendants’ motions. About two weeks after the court’s ruling on the motion, the parties agreed to dismissal on February 24, 2012.