Michelin obtains settlement in US patent infringement case.
Michelin North America has settled its lawsuit against Tyre Recappers of Nashville, Tennessee, the tyre maker announced. The lawsuit focused on design patent infringements of the BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain T/A KM2 and Michelin LTX M/S2 tyres produced by Michelin in the US.
The companies have not to disclose terms of the settlement. Scott Clark, COO for Michelin North America, and head of the company’s passenger tyre unit, said: “Michelin monitors the marketplace for infringements of our intellectual property at every performance level and price point. Michelin will continue to pursue aggressive legal action to protect our products that are covered by our intellectual property.” Michelin filed its lawsuit in US District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee in Nashville (Michelin North America, Inc. v. Tyre Recappers of Nashville, Inc.; case no. 3:17-cv-01015). The suit claimed that two tyre models by Tyre Recappers of Nashville — the Cross Grip M/T and the All Position Highway 2 — infringe Michelin’s US patent numbers D530,266 and D639,235.