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[Minneapolis, Minnesota – April 18, 2019] Carlson Caspers, a top-ranking Minneapolis-based intellectual property law firm, obtained a successful ruling on post-trial motions Monday in Nebraska federal court on behalf of its client, lawn-mower maker Exmark Manufacturing Company, Inc. (a subsidiary of The Toro Company).

Senior United States District Judge Joseph F. Bataillon, U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska, denied defendant Briggs & Stratton Corporation’s motions for judgment as a matter of law and new trial.  Judge Bataillon also amended the judgment in favor of plaintiff Exmark Manufacturing Company, Inc. for additional compensatory damages in the amount of $14,380,062.24, under 35 U.S.C. § 284, together with prejudgment interest in the amount of $5,964,111.00, plus post-judgment interest from and after December 19, 2018, at the legal rate pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1961(a), together with taxable costs.

The amended judgment raises the total amount that Wisconsin-based Briggs & Stratton Corporation is required to pay to Exmark to a total of $34.72 million, for patent infringement on a patent issued in 1999, which covers a lawn mower with flow control baffles.

Carlson Caspers attorneys J. Derek VandenburghJoseph W. WinkelsAlexander S. Rinn, and Shelleaha L. Jonas along with Jill Robb Ackerman of Baird Holm LLP represented Exmark.  Briggs & Stratton was represented by the Arnold & Porter and Kutak Rock firms.

The case is Exmark Manufacturing Company Inc. v. Briggs & Stratton Corporation, case number 8:10-cv-00187, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska. The patent-in-suit is U.S. Patent No. 5,987,863.

About Carlson Caspers
Carlson Caspers is an acclaimed intellectual property law firm, known for its prowess in intellectual property litigation and counseling, including patent infringement, trade secrets, trademarks, copyrights, data privacy, Hatch-Waxman, monetization, appeals, and more.

Founded in 2003 in Minneapolis, MN, the firm has built a reputation for remarkable client success in consumer, commercial, and industrial markets across a wide range of complex, technology-driven sectors such as medical devices, life sciences, pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, data privacy, manufacturing, telecommunications, and wireless technology.

The highly experienced lawyers at Carlson Caspers are a diverse team of scientists, pharmacists, engineers, and technologists who focus on delivering value by respecting the client’s genius and bringing in-depth industry knowledge, technical experience, subject matter expertise, and a global business perspective to every legal challenge. Clients include Fortune 500 companies as well as small companies and individuals. For more information, visit https:/

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