Case Name: Dana Canada Corp. v. Engineered Cooling Systems, LLC et al.
Docket Number: 2:11-cv-13502-GCS-LJM
Date Filed: 08/11/2011
Judge: Hon. George Caram Steeh
Status: Closed

            The Plaintiff, Dana Canada Corporation, alleged that the Defendants, Engineered Cooling Systems, LLC (“ECS”) and Chongqing Chaoli Hi-Tech Co., Ltd, infringed U.S. Patent No. 7,487,826 entitled “Plug Bypass Valves and Heat Exchangers.” Specifically, the Plaintiff alleged that the Defendant ECS, imported transmission oil coolers covered by the Plaintiff’s patent. Additionally, the Plaintiff alleged that the Defendant was organized in 2004 by former sales and engineering employees of the Plaintiff’s corporation.

            The Plaintiff filed two motions to extend summons in order to properly serve the international Defendant Corporation through the Chinese government. Though the court granted both motions and extended the summons, on July 20, 2012, the Plaintiff voluntarily dismissed all claims with prejudice.