Monday 23 October 2017

Ardagh Group disagrees with US jury verdict in patent infringement case

Ardagh chairman Paul Coulson Picture: Jason Clarke
Ardagh chairman Paul Coulson Picture: Jason Clarke
Ellie Donnelly

Ellie Donnelly

Ardagh Group S.A. has noted the US jury verdict received on April 21, 2017 in connection with one of two asserted patents alleged by Green Mountain LLC to have been infringed by Ardagh’s US glass business (formerly called Verallia North America ‘VNA’).

Ardagh disagrees with the decision of the jury both as to liability and quantum of damages and strongly believes that the Green Mountain case is without merit.

Ardagh will pursue all options available to them including appeal. The case was filed by Green Mountain before Ardagh acquired VNA and customary indemnifications are in place between Ardagh and the seller of VNA.

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