No Settlement Reached in Alleged Patent Infringement Case

Representatives from GlasWeld, Mike Boyle (doing business as Surface Dynamix) and Christopher Boyle (Mike’s son) were unable to come to a settlement agreement during court-sponsored mediation, according to a brief statement issued by the U.S. District Court of Oregon.

The parties met before magistrate judge Judge Thomas A. Coffin in the U.S. District of Oregon in an attempt to reach a resolution in the alleged patent infringement case.

“Case does not settle,” according to court papers.

Judge Ann Aiken, who is overseeing the case, had strongly urged the parties to mediate.

GlasWeld filed the alleged patent infringement lawsuit against Mike Boyle, doing business as Surface Dynamix, in late 2012. The company later added Christopher Boyle as a defendant in the lawsuit.

The patents referenced in the complaint are U.S. patent No. 5,670,180 (`180 patent), “Laminated Glass and Windshield Repair Device,” and U.S. patent No. 6,898,372 (`372), “Lamp System for Curing Resin in Glass,” issued to GlasWeld in September 1997 and May 2005, respectively. While Mike Boyle was named as an inventor on the `372 patent, GlasWeld officials allege that he assigned all of his rights of ownership to the company and “has no right to practice the technology claimed in the `372 patent.”

No new decisions have been issued in the case at press time.

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