announces dismissal of patent infringement, trade secret misappropriation suit TriMas announced that the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas granted summary judgment for Cequent Performance Products in a patent infringement and trade secret misappropriation lawsuit filed by MCB Sales & Installation Services. The suit alleged that Cequent infringed a U.S. patent owned by MCB and trade secret misappropriation. At the pleading stage, the Court dismissed all of MCB’s claims except for the patent infringement and misappropriation of trade secret claims. After discovery, Cequent moved for summary judgement on those remaining claims. The Court granted summary judgment of no patent infringement and no trade secret misappropriation in favor of Cequent, ordered MCB to pay Cequent’s costs, and entered final judgment dismissing the case in its entirety.