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    Default Kawasaki Sues Bombardier Over Watercraft Patents

    Oct. 4 (Bloomberg) -- Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd., the maker of Jet Ski personal watercraft, sued Bombardier Recreational Products Inc., claiming it infringed five U.S. patents in making its competing Sea-Doo brand products.

    Kawasaki said yesterday in its complaint that Bombardier is using its patented technology on parts including hulls and hatch covers. As many as 11 Bombardier models use its small-watercraft innovations without permission, Hyogo, Japan-based Kawasaki said.

    The company asked a federal court in Texarkana, Texas, to ``order the impounding and destruction of all defendants' products that infringe'' any of the five patents. It asked the court to block Bombardier from selling products using the technology and to award damages that would be as much as tripled if the infringement is found to be deliberate.

    Bombardier was the top seller of personal watercraft in the U.S. last year, according to the Personal Watercraft Industry Association. Kawasaki ranked third. Yamaha Motor Co., a maker of products under the WaveRunnner brand, was second in U.S. sales, the Washington-based group said. Overall, sales of personal watercraft topped $761.5 million last year, with 80,200 sold.
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    cool. maybe sea doo will take back my old boat cuz it violates patents and give me a brand spanking new one!

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