Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Oakley Sued for False Marking

In a counterclaim filed May 17, 2010, Oakley, Inc., a sport sunglasses manufacturer, is accused of marking its products with hundreds of patents that were either:

(i) expired,
(ii) did not cover the marked products (e.g. patents on shoes and watches),
(iii) were not owned by Oakley, or
(iv) were non-existent.

The counterclaim was filed by Suntech Optics, Inc. in response to accusations of infringement of patents D580963, 5387949, and 5638145.

Oakley, Inc. v. Ryders Eyewear, 3-09-cv-02037 (CASD San Diego)

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