Facing Bankruptcy, Tomar Seeks To Stay Traffic Case

Law360, New York (February 27, 2009) — Tomar Electronics Inc. is asking a court to stay enforcement of an injunction and $6.75 million damage award in a patent suit filed by Global Traffic Technologies LLC over traffic preemption systems for emergency vehicles, saying that the judgment will send the company into bankruptcy.

In its motion, filed Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, Tomar asked the court to stay enforcement of the judgment pending consideration of various post-trial…

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Global Traffic Technologies Wins Comprehensive Permanent Injunction against Tomar Electronics Inc. in Patent Infringement Suit


A judge in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis issued a comprehensive permanent injunction on January 22 in favor of Global Traffic Technologies, LLC. Chief Judge Michael J. Davis enjoined defendant Tomar Electronics Inc. from any future manufacture or sale of products found to infringe U.S. Patent No. 5,172,113. The injunction ruling comes three months after a U.S. District Court jury awarded Global Traffic Technologies $6.75 million in damages for past infringement by Tomar Electronics. The original patent infringement claim against Tomar Electronics was filed on April 13, 2005. Global Traffic Technologies won an order of infringement against Tomar Electronics on December 27, 2007, when the court found infringement of multiple patent claims. The monetary damages verdict was awarded on October 22, 2008. Faegre & Benson LLP has represented Global Traffic Technologies in all phases of this suit.

Global Traffic Technologies Awarded Default Judgment in U.S. Patent Suit Against Tomar Electronics


Global Traffic Technologies has won a default judgment of infringement in its U.S. Patent infringement lawsuit against Tomar Electronics Inc., Gilbert, Ariz. U.S. District Court Judge Michael J. Davis issued the ruling in Minneapolis on Dec. 27, 2007. The lawsuit involves GTT’s traffic signal preemption technology, marketed under the name Opticom(TM) Infrared Systems, and Tomar’s Strobecom(R) II System. The impact of the court’s ruling is that Tomar has been found to infringe multiple claims of GTT’s U.S. Patent No. 5,172,113. Additional proceedings will be scheduled to address the issue of remedy, including damages and an injunction.

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