As part of the agreement, each of the licensees has acknowledged the validity of all claims of Central's U.S. Patent Nos. 6,502,643 and 6,868,917. The agreement fully resolves all claims and counterclaims asserted during four years of activity in the litigation entitled Central Sprinkler Co. v. The Reliable Automatic Sprinkler Co., Inc., Civil Action No. 03-CV-0112 (S.D.N.Y.) (CLB) and related litigation, all of which will now be dismissed.
The LP/ESFR technology featured in the ESFR-25 fire sprinkler allows for up to four stories of warehousing rack storage to be protected by sprinklers located only at the ceiling, and not within the racking itself.