Indiana Federal Judge Denies Relief In Dispute Over Wine Aeration Patent
(November 14, 2017, 9:57 AM EST) -- SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Efforts by a patent owner to obtain a preliminary injunction barring a competitor from selling a similar device designed to aerate and dispense wine were unsuccessful on Nov. 13, when an Indiana federal judge questioned the likelihood that the lawsuit will succeed (MercAsia USA Ltd. v. 3BTech Inc., et al., No. 17-718, S.D. Ind., 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 187000).
(Decision available. Document #16-171120-013Z.)
According to U.S. Judge Jon E. DeGuilio of the Southern District of Indiana, defendants 3BTech Inc. and Jianqing Zhu...