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Arlington Industries Inc. Announces Settlement For Its Patent-Infringement Claims

Press Release, Scranton, Pa., Nov. 30, 2012—Arlington Industries announced that Bridgeport Fittings paid Arlington $3.62 Million today for sales of its infringing Whipper-Snap products from 2005 through 2010. Bridgeport was ordered to pay Arlington the money judgment after a unanimous jury found that 30 types of Bridgeport’s Whipper-Snap products infringed Arlington’s patent covering its SNAP-TITE® products.

The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit recently affirmed the jury verdict, marking the latest in Arlington’s many victories in its long-standing legal battles against Bridgeport’s patent infringement.

Bridgeport’s $3.62 Million payment to Arlington does not include additional damages owed by Bridgeport for its infringing sales between March 2010 and December 2011, which shall be determined by the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania in the next few months.

In response to this latest legal victory, Tom Stark, President of Arlington Industries, said, “We are pleased the Federal Circuit agreed with us again in this latest patent dispute with Bridgeport, and we will continue to defend our valuable intellectual property rights against unfair competition."