Watco Receives Favorable Jury Verdict in Patent Case

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Watco received a favorable jury verdict in Western District of Tennessee patent infringement case against IPS Corporation. The jury found that IPS willfully infringed six patent claims across three WCM bath waste patents.

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WCM Industries, Inc. and its Watco Manufacturing division received a favorable jury verdict today in the Western District of Tennessee in connection with its patent infringement case against IPS Corporation. Court documents show the jury found that IPS willfully infringed six patent claims across three of WCM’s patents directed to bath waste and overflow assemblies, and that all six patent claims were valid. The products found to infringe include IPS’s original and redesigned “Classic” bath waste and overflow products sold under the AB&A brand, including those sold with IPS’s “Press-in trim kit” products. The three WCM patents found to be infringed are U.S. Patent Nos. 8,302,220, 8,231,970 and 8,584,272.

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Case Number: 13-cv-02019
Court: United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee, which is in Memphis, TN
Document Number: 454 (completed jury verdict)

About Watco Manufacturing
Watco Manufacturing is the leading manufacturer of bathtub products including bathtub drains, bathtub stoppers, bathtub trim kits and bath waste products. Committed to high quality manufacturing, excellent customer service, and ongoing innovation, the company has over 100 patents and is guided by its tagline, “Useful. Innovation.” Watco is located in Independence, Mo. http://www.watcomfg.com

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