REYNOLDS METALS CO. v. CONTINENTAL GROUP, INC.
525 F.Supp. 950 (1981)
REYNOLDS METALS COMPANY, Plaintiff,
The CONTINENTAL GROUP, INC., Defendant.
No. 76 C 4198.
United States District Court, N. D. Illinois, E. D.
July 6, 1981.
George M. Sirilla, John W. Malley, Allen Kirkpatrick, W. Warren Taltavull, Peter W. Malley, and Cushman, Darby & Cushman, Washington, D. C., John F. C. Glenn and Robert C. Lyne, Jr., Richmond, Va., Holland C. Capper, Chicago, Ill., for plaintiff.
James R. Sweeney, Ronald B. Coolley, Mason, Kolehmainen, Rathburn & Wyss, Chicago, Ill., John J. Kowalik, Glenview, Ill., for defendant.
FINDINGS OF FACT AND CONCLUSIONS OF LAWMEMORANDUM OPINION
ROSZKOWSKI, District Judge.
This action was commenced in November, 1976 by Reynolds Metals Company charging The Continental Group with infringement of two U. S. Patents owned by Reynolds. The Continental Group filed a counterclaim alleging that both of Reynolds' patents are invalid because of an alleged prior patent owned by Continental and charging Reynolds with infringement of its patent. Reynolds, in turn, filed two counterclaims contending that Continental's patent is invalid and unenforceable and has not been infringed. Before the court is a ruling on the bench trial held in this case on April 21-25, 28-30, and May 5-6, 1980. For the reasons herein stated, this court finds in favor of plaintiff Reynolds.THE PARTIES AND THEIR CONTENTIONS
Reynolds Metals Company, ("Reynolds"), plaintiff and counter-defendant, is a Delaware corporation with its principal place of business in Richmond, Virginia.