EUROCOPTER (SOCIÃ‰TÃ‰ PAR ACTIONS SIMPLIFIÃ‰E) v BELL HELICOPTER TEXTRON CANADA LIMITÃ‰E, 2012 FC 842
Justice Martineau - 2012-07-03
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The present Reasons for Judgment and Judgment on Costs pertain to the issue of the adjudication of costs following the Judgment and Reasons for Judgment in Eurocopter v Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Ltée, 2012 FC 113,  FCJ 107, rendered by this Court on January 30, 2012. In that case, which was brought to trial within two years of being instituted, Eurocopter initially sued Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Ltée [Bell] in May 2008, alleging an infringement of its patent No. 2,207,787 ['787 patent] by landing gear developed by Bell [Legacy gear], and seeking injunctive and monetary relief. Bell denied infringement on the basis of the Gillette defence and the experimental or regulatory use exception, and sought the invalidity of 16 claims of the '787 patent by way of a counterclaim.
Decision relates to:
- T-737-08 - EUROCOPTER c. BELL HELLICOPTER TEXTRON CANADA LIMITÉE
- A-328-12(2013 FCA 220) - which is an appeal from this decision