Arlington Industries, Scranton, Pa., announced in a press release that on Oct. 5 Bridgeport Fittings Inc., Stratford, Conn., paid Arlington $2.34 million in sanctions for violating an injunction that prohibited any sales of Bridgeport’s infringing 38ASP and 380SP Whipper-Snap Connectors. The sanctions order required Bridgeport to pay Arlington approximately $500,000 for its lost profits and $1.84 million for its attorneys’ fees and expenses.
In addition to the monetary sanctions, the release said the court also entered an injunction banning Bridgeport’s infringing 38ASP and 380SP Whipper-Snap Connectors from the market. The contempt sanctions and injunction were recently affirmed by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. The press release said that to date, Bridgeport has been ordered to pay Arlington $8.75 Million based on its infringement of Arlington’s patents, including the Snap-Tite and Snap2It Patents. Arlington is currently seeking an additional $4 million from Bridgeport.