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Bridgeport Fittings Pays For its Contempt of Arlington’s Injunction

SCRANTON, Pa. — Arlington Industries announced that on October 5, 2015, Bridgeport Fittings paid Arlington $2.34
Million in sanctions for violating an injunction that prohibited any sales of Bridgeport’s infringing
38ASP and 380SP Whipper-Snap Connectors. The sanctions order required Bridgeport to pay
Arlington approximately $500,000 for its lost profits and $1.84 Million for its attorneys’ fees and

In addition to the monetary sanctions, the court also entered an injunction banning Bridgeport’s
infringing 38ASP and 380SP Whipper-Snap Connectors from the market. The contempt sanctions and
injunction were recently affirmed by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

This contempt finding is Arlington’s latest win in its ongoing battle to stop Bridgeport from copying
Arlington’s patented products. To date, Bridgeport has been ordered to pay Arlington $8.75 Million
based on its infringement of Arlington’s patents, including the Snap-Tite® and Snap2It® Patents.
Arlington is currently seeking an additional $4.0 Million from Bridgeport.

In response to the finding of contempt, and Bridgeport’s payment of $2.34 Million, Tom Stark,
President of Arlington Industries, said: “We are pleased that the Court sanctioned Bridgeport and
banned the infringing 38ASP and 380SP Connectors from the market. While we would prefer not to
have to litigate, Arlington will continue to defend its valuable intellectual property rights against unfair


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