The Louisiana Record Jun. 29, 2016, 2:44pm


LAKE CHARLES — A contractor is suing an industrial services provider, alleging patent infringement.

Alfred Miller Contracting Company filed a lawsuit June 9 in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana Lake Charles Division against Apache Industrial Services, Inc. alleging violation of United States patent law.

According to the complaint, Alfred Miller Contracting has suffered and will continue to suffer irreparable financial damages unless and until Apace Industrial is restrained by the court from further infringing its patented works. 

The plaintiff alleges the defendant directly infringed its 9,140,005 B2 patent, titled “Self-Aligning Corner Bead for Fireproofing Structural Steel Member and Method of Using Same,” a self-aligning corner beads for fireproofing a structural steel member along two adjoining surfaces.

Alfred Miller Contracting seeks a trial by jury, damages adequate to compensate it for the defendant's infringement of the patent, an order permanently enjoining defendant from infringing the patent, pre-judgment and post-judgment interest, and any relief to which it is justly entitled. It is represented by attorney Alvin D. Hunt of Hunt Law Firm in Lake Charles.

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana Lake Charles Division Case number 2:16-cv-00812

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