Adidas Sues Skechers For Patent Infringement In Oregon Federal Court

Mealey's (July 14, 2016, 11:42 AM EDT) -- PORTLAND, Ore. — A new athletic shoe by Skechers USA Inc. makes improper use of adidas AG’s patented “Springblade” technology, adidas alleges in a July 11 complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon (adidas AG v. Skechers USA Inc., No. 16-1400, D. Ore.).

(Complaint available. Document #16-160718-018C.)

At issue in the dispute are U.S. patent Nos. 9,339,079 and 9,345,285, both of which are titled “Shoe and Sole” and owned by adidas by assignment. The patents in suit are embodied in the...
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