CLEVELAND (Nov. 24)—Parker Hannifin Corp. has agreed to stop selling its Generation II and Generation III Perma Push connectors and colorable versions and to pay $33,000 in lost royalties to Eaton Corp. The settlement ends a lawsuit filed by Eaton more than three years ago on three separate patents. The U.S. District Court in Wilmington, Del., found that Parker had infringed upon Eaton's patent rights in three of 80 claims brought against it. In those three cases, Parker was selling connectors with a 30-degree angle, a company spokesman said. The manufacturer continues to sell its Perma Push connectors with a 45-degree angle.
Parker ordered to stop selling 30-degree angle quick connects
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