Patent: Arctic Cat unsuccessful in its case against BRP

Brevet: Arctic Cat déboutée encore dans sa cause contre BRP

The recreational products manufacturer BRP has once again obtained a favorable judgment in its place against its competitor, Arctic Cat, in a folder of patent infringement.

The federal Court of appeal announced on Friday that the rejection of the request of the company Arctic Cat, which called for a request for suspension of the judgment rendered in June last, and validating the arguments of BRP.

In this case, a québec company, based in Valcourt, in the eastern Townships, has since 2011 its opponent to use a patent on the chassis for its Ski-Doo snowmobiles REV without his permission.

The federal Court has ruled that Arctic Cat should pay BRP $ 135 for each unit sold that infringed the patent.

BRP has also obtained a permanent injunction on the sale, use and distribution of any snowmobile which is in contravention of the patent in Canada.

Justice Marianne Rivoalen estimated that Arctic Cat has not demonstrated that it will suffer irreparable harm if she is forced to pay monetary damages to which the federal Court of appeal ordered it.

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