LoggerHead Tools, LLC v. Sears Holding Corp., No. 12 C 9033, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Sep. 20, 2016) (Darrah, J.).

Judge Darrah granted in part defendant’s motion for summary judgment of noninfringement and invalidity in this IP case involving plaintiff LoggerHead’s Bionic Wrench. Of particular note, the Court held:

  • The Court denied summary judgment of noninfringement because the claims did not require that the gripping elements all be on an arm portion of the device, as defendants argued.
  • The Court granted summary judgment of no willful infringement because LoggerHead offered no evidence of defendant’s willful conduct pursuant to the Supreme Court’s Halo.