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April 16, 2014

3Form and Meridien Accents Settle Architectural Wall Design Patent Action

As reported in our October 31 post, 3Form, Inc. filed a complaint in the Northern District of Georgia against Meridien Accents, Inc. alleging design patent infringement over certain decorative architectural walls.  On November 12, 2012, the parties filed a Stipulation for a Permanent Injunction indicating that they have agreed to settlement of the action and to entry of a permanent injunction.  The following day, Judge Batten entered the injunction, which prohibits Meridien Accents and any related companies or employees from "making, using, selling, offering for sale, or importing into the United States any and all decorative architectural panels that infringe the claim of United States Patent No. D621,068, including but not limited to, those products designated by Defendant as 'MA9002' and 'MA9054.'"

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Preston H Heard, Womble Carlyle Law Firm, Intellectual Property Attorney
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Preston Heard is an experienced patent litigation attorney who represents clients in a variety of industries, including the mechanical, computer and chemical sectors, in patent-related disputes.

 A registered patent attorney, Preston has represented patent clients in U.S. District Court in numerous states, as well as before the U.S. International Trade Commission. He works with patent owners to devise overall strategies to protect and enforce patent rights and to assess potential patent-related claims. He also works with clients to develop effective defenses against patent...

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