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Tire Service Equipment Manufacturing Concludes Litigation and Enforces Patent Rights against Gaither Tool Company

May 24, 2016
By Business Wire News


Tire Service Equipment Manufacturing Co., Inc. (TSISSG) announced today the conclusion of its patent infringement litigation against Gaither Tool Co. in the Federal Court of Canada. The Honourable Mr. Justice Annis of the Federal Court has entered a consent judgment and injunction finding that Gaither’s U.S. Bead Bazooka® line of tire bead seaters infringes on TSISSG’s Canadian Patent 2,373,067, which covers TSISSG’s Cheetah® Cannon product in Canada, and finding that Gaither induced infringement in Canada of TSISSG’s patent.

The Court entered a permanent injunction enjoining Gaither from “directly or indirectly making, using, selling, offering for sale or importing or causing or inducing others to make, use, sell, offer to sell, or import” all of Gaither’s Bead Bazooka® products in Canada for the term of Canadian Patent No. 2,373,067.

As a result of the injunction, TSISSG’s patented Cheetah® Cannon bead seater remains as the only push button, automated discharge bead seater, covered by Canadian Patent No. 2,373,067, on the market in Canada. The Cheetah® Cannon represents the next evolution of TSISSG’s classic Cheetah® line of bead seaters, and is available in a range of models through TSISSG’s nationwide distribution network.

Randy Kindel, Vice President of Sales at TSISSG said, “We are pleased that we have again successfully enforced our valuable patent rights and maintained our position as the most innovative tire bead seater supplier in the United States and Canada. Our technological advantage began with our patented CH-O5 Cheetah® line of tire bead seaters and now continues with our Cheetah® Cannon tire bead seaters, and will continue with even newer innovations.”

About Tire Service Equipment Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Tire Service Equipment Manufacturing Co., Inc. is a manufacturer and distributor of quality professional tire service equipment and shop tools for over 25 years. Visit

Tire Service Equipment Manufacturing Co., Inc.
Randy Kindel, 602-437-5020
Vice President of Sales