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Genesis Systems determined the originalMarch 16, 2004

In a recent decision, Genesis Systems Group learned Feb. 12 that it was awarded an injunction prohibiting its competitor, Worker Automation, Inc. from infringing Genesis’ U.S. Patent No. 5,873,569. The patent relates to Genesis’ unique work piece positioners. McKee, Voorhees & Sease (MVS) are the attorneys for GenesisThe case was originally filed by Worker Automation in the U.S. District Court in Dayton, Ohio, and sought to show there was no infringement and that Genesis’ patent was invalid and unenforceable. Genesis countered, arguing Worker Automation’s product infringed. After nearly two years of litigation proceedings ,Magistrate Judge Susan Ovington determined that Worker Automation’s complaint of patent infringement, invalidity and inequitable conduct were unsubstantiated. Judge Thomas M. Rose agreed. But because of the counter-claim filed by Genesis, infringement was also found and Genesis was granted the injunction.’By arguing for summary judgment, the attorneys at MVS saved us the expense of a trial,’ said James R. Anderson, Chief Operating Officer, Genesis Systems Group.Genesis Systems Group, based in Davenport, Iowa, is the largest robotic arc welding workcell manufacturer in North America. The 21-year-old business serves a variety of industries including agriculture, automotive, lawn and garden, even furniture.

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