No. 82-1149.

709 F.2d 403 (1983)

CONTINENTAL CONVEYOR & EQUIPMENT CO., INC., Plaintiff-Appellant, v. PRATHER SHEET METAL WORKS, INC., and Readi-Co. Manufacturing Inc., Defendants-Appellees. CONTINENTAL CONVEYOR & EQUIPMENT CO., INC., Plaintiff-Appellant, v. LUMMUS INDUSTRIES, INC., Defendant-Appellee.

United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit.

July 14, 1983.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Arnold, White & Durkee, Kenneth E. Kuffner, James J. Elacqua, Houston, Tex., for plaintiff-appellant.

Richards, Harris & Medlock, V. Bryan Medlock, Jr., Daniel V. Thompson, Dallas, Tex., for Prather, et al.

Before POLITZ and JOLLY, Circuit Judges, and HUNTER, District Judge.

POLITZ, Circuit Judge:

Persons engaged in cotton agribusiness routinely face many difficulties and challenges, some natural, others man-made. Today we consider a patent dispute involving machines which decompact cotton modules and feed them into the cotton gin. The jury found that the feeder built and marketed by the defendants, Prather Sheet Metal Works, Inc., Readi-Co. Manufacturing, Inc., and Lummus Industries, Inc., did not infringe the patent of Continental Conveyor...

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