Leave Declined in Doug Andrews Patent Case
In what is likely to be the final chapter in this long-running patent dispute, the Supreme Court has declined the parties’ applications for leave to challenge the High Court and Court of Appeal findings on infringement and validity.
The judgment of the Court follows:
IN THE SUPREME COURT OF NEW ZEALAND
SC 45/2015  NZSC 141
BETWEEN DOUG ANDREWS HEATING AND VENTILATION LIMITED AND MULTI KC LIMITED
AND WAYNE JAMES DIL
GARY ROY MITCHELL
G & W IMPORTS LIMITED
Court: William Young, Arnold and O’Regan JJ
Counsel: C L Elliott QC and A J Pietras for Applicants D L Marriott and C M Fry for Respondents
Judgment: 8 October 2015
JUDGMENT OF THE COURT
A The applications for leave to appeal and cross-appeal are dismissed.
B The applicants are to pay the respondents costs of $5,000 in respect of both applications.
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