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Safety First Brake Light Lawsuit Against Kinetech Dismissed; Patent Considered for Re-Examination by USPTO

Arizona Superior Court Justice, Charles Harrington, ruled against Williams and Lake LLC, also known as Safety First Brake Light, and dismissed its patent infringement lawsuit against Kinetech LLC this week in court. In August 2013, a similar lawsuit filed by Safety First against Kinetech was also dismissed in federal court.

In light of several prior art patents that pre-date those asserted by Safety First in the patent infringement lawsuit, the United States Patent and Trademark Office has been requested to re-examine Safety First’s patent. Examples of patents that will be compared to the Safety First patent during the re-examination include U.S. Patent No. 3,164,803 (issued to Leichsenring in 1965); U.S. Patent No. 5,345,218 (issued to Woods in 1994); U.S. Patent No. 5,565,841 (issued to Pandohie in 1996); U.S. Patent No. 5,909,174 (issued to Scott in 1992 and assigned to Mercedes-Benz); U.S. Patent No. 6,710,709 (issued to Dietz in 1999 and assigned to Mercedes-Benz), and various other references.

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