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Judge Hands Victory to Finnegan Client DeWalch Technologies, Inc.

May 22, 2009

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May 22, 2009

Contact:    Richard B. Racine, 202.408.4038 

Judge Hands Victory to Finnegan Client DeWalch Technologies, Inc.

Washington, DC - After more than a year of deliberations, Judge Dennis Saylor of the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts handed a victory to firm client DeWalch Technologies, Inc. of Houston, Texas.  In the case, Inner-Tite Corp. of Holden, MA accused DeWalch of infringing a patent directed to a locking device for a electric utility meter box.   At trial, Finnegan presented evidence of no literal infringement and no infringement under the doctrine of equivalents.  The Court found in favor of DeWalch on all counts.

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