Snap-on to appeal patent verdict

MILWAUKEE — A federal court jury has ruled in Milwaukee Tool’s favour in a lawsuit the company filed against fellow Wisconsin manufacturer Snap-on. The jury awarded $27.8 million to Milwaukee, which had complained that Kenosha-based Snap-on infringed on three patents for battery packs when it produced lithium-ion battery packs of its own. Milwaukee welcomed the ruling, while Snap-on spokesman Rick Secor said in an email statement that the company would “vigorously appeal” the decision.