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Federal Court Orders Ridge Corp. to Stop Sale of Green Tail Product

August 31, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Regulations, Technology

StemCo, an EnPro Industries company, announced that the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California has issued an order granting StemCo subsidiary, ATDynamics’ Motion for a preliminary injunction against Ridge Corp.’s Green Tail product.

Stemco said the court found that ATDynamics demonstrated that it is “likely to succeed” on the merits of its patent infringement lawsuit against Ridge, based on the court’s review of three representative claims.

Ridge Corp. is — pending a bond — preliminarily enjoined from engaging in the manufacture, use, sale or offer for sale within the United States, or importation into the United States, of any and all products that infringe one or more claims of several ATDynamics’ patents.

Ridge has been ordered to immediately cease all manufacture, use, sales, offers for sale or importation of “Green Tail” devices or any other products that infringe on those patents.

StemCo said the injunction will stop Ridge’s infringement of ATDynamics’ patents while the patent infringement lawsuit is ongoing. ATDynamics has also asked the court for monetary damages and to make the injunction against Ridge permanent at the conclusion of the lawsuit.

With offices and manufacturing facilities in Texas, Georgia, Michigan, Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio, California, Mexico, Canada and China, StemCo is a leader in the technology and manufacture of commercial vehicle wheel end, braking and suspension components, as well as intelligent transportation systems. StemCo is an EnPro Industries company. EnPro is a leader in the manufacture of sealing technologies and engineered products for use in critical applications by industries worldwide.