Mattel Inc.'s Fisher-Price division won a $5.7 million award from a Dorel Industries Inc. unit in a lawsuit over patents for baby bassinets and bouncers.
"The court has concluded that the jury's damages award was supported by substantial evidence," U.S. District Judge Gregory Sleet the judge wrote in a May 5 opinion. The judge also denied Fisher-Price's motion to triple the jury's award.
Fisher-Price originally sued Dorel in 2001 claiming that some of the company's Bouncenette bouncers and Magic Motion bassinets infringed on patents held by El Segundo-based Mattel. Dorel makes ready-to-assemble furniture and children's products such as car seats and strollers. Besides Safety 1st brand, Dorel makes products under the Cosco name.
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