KOHLER (AP) - The Kohler Co. has been ordered to pay $9.6 million to a marine engine and generator manufacturer in Massachusetts for infringing on two of its patents.
A jury in U.S. District Court in Boston found Kohler willfully infringed on patents owned by the Westerbeke Corp. which cover components that reduce exhaust emissions in its generators.
Kohler spokesman Todd Weber tells The Sheboygan Press the technology used in Westerbeke's generators is "well known and in the public domain."
Weber says the company will ask the court to modify the jury's verdict.
Court records say jurors found that Westerbeke was due royalties worth 13.5 percent of Kohler's gross sales on its marine generators.
Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
The village of Allouez has received a request from the owner of the Hilltop Apartments site to build a 48-unit apartment complex on the site of the burnt-out apartments.
Brown County's old Mental Health Center is starting to come down.
A big score for a local food pantry, thanks to the Packers finding the end zone this season.
A jury convicted Peter Hanson Tuesday for the 1998 death of Chad McLean.
A Sheboygan man convicted of helping to run a sophisticated drug ring that trafficked cocaine and marijuana from Texas to Wisconsin has been sentenced to more than 10 years in prison.
The Salvation Army of Brown County has struck gold for the third year in a row.