PITTSBURGH — An Australian company is suing French company XP Metal Detectors and Massachusetts-based Detector Electronics Corp., citing alleged patent infringement.

Minelab Electronics PTY LTD filed a complaint on Oct. 19 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania against the defendants, alleging that they infringed on the plaintiff's patent through their distribution of a metal detector.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that it suffered damages to its business. The plaintiff holds XP Metal Detectors and Detector Electronics Corp. responsible because the defendants allegedly manufacture and offer for sale metal detectors that can store data, a feature that purportedly infringes on at least one aspect of the plaintiff's patent.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks an injunction, damages, interest, court costs and any further relief this court grants. It is represented by Kent E. Baldauf Jr., Bryan P. Clark and Christian D. Ehret of The Webb Law Firm in Pittsburgh.

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania Case number 2:16-cv-01594-MRH

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