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Jury Strikes Down Deere's Patent Claim Against Kubota Corp.


A federal jury in Peoria, Illinois found Kubota Corp. did not infringe on a patent held by rival lawn-mower maker Deere & Co.  Kirkland partner David Callahan said Deere had sought up to about $70 million in damages.  After a two-week trial, the eight-person jury decided that three of the five patent claims made by Deere on the invention were invalid.

The following Kirkland attorneys also represented Kubota: William Streff, Paul Steadman, Joseph Jacobi and Nobuaki Mukai.
This article appeared in its entirety in the April 10, 2002 edition of The Wall Street Journal.