On May 26, 2016, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued a Rule 36 affirmance of a District Court judgment of non-infringement and invalidity that McKool Smith secured on behalf of Bush Hog, Inc., and parent company Alamo Group Inc., in defense of a patent infringement suit brought by Deere & Co. In a separate but related decision, the Federal Circuit also affirmed the District Court’s ruling which ordered Deere & Co. to pay approximately $500,000 of the legal costs incurred by Bush Hog, Duroc LLC, and Great Plains Manufacturing, Inc. in the underlying District Court litigation. Click here to read Law360’s report on the case. 

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