Water Industry News
Zenon files further action
against U.S. Filter Corporation
OAKVILLE, Ontario, January 18, 2005 - Zenon
Environmental Inc. filed further action against U.S. Filter Corporation.
The action alleges infringement of its patent directed at an apparatus
for withdrawing permeate using an immersed hollow fiber membrane.
The most recent action comes after an adverse Court ruling. Zenon
intends to appeal the ruling at the first appropriate opportunity and is
confident of success. In any event, the '652 patent that is the
subject of the newly filed action has claims that are not subject to the
issues raised in the above ruling.
Zenon filed its original suit against U.S. Filter Corporation in October
2003. The company is seeking damages and an injunction to stop the
sale, manufacture and use of US Filter's MemJet and CMF-S products that
infringe Zenon's intellectual property, protected by patents issued in
the United States.
According to Chairman and CEO Andrew Benedek, "Zenon continues to
vigorously pursue its efforts regarding the suit and has not dropped its
claims for monetary damages or infringement, although U.S. Filter has
already ceased to practice the invention claimed in one of the patents."
Zenon provides advanced membrane products and services for water
purification, wastewater treatment and water reuse to municipalities and
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