adidas Won Against Nike Over Flyknit Patent Infringement Case

By - October 24th, 2012

adidas Won Against Nike Over Flyknit Patent Infringement Case

The http://freshnessmag.com/2012/08/24/apple-vs-samsung-patent-infringement-lawsuit-verdict-samsung-guilty-apple-awarded-with-1051855000-in-damages/” target=”_blank”>patent infringement war need not be limited to tech giants like http://samsung.com” target=”_blank”>Samsung and http://apple.com” target=”_blank”>Apple only. In a reversal of fortune, German court in Nuremberg ruled in favor of http://adidas.com” target=”_blank”>adidas earlier today, thus lifting the http://freshnessmag.com/2012/09/24/nike-granted-temporary-injunction-against-adidas-for-flyknit-patent-infringment/” target=”_blank”>temporary injunction over the sale of its adiZero Primeknit footwear. Launched over the summer as part of its http://london2012.com” target=”_blank”>London Olympics promotion, adidas met complaints from http://nike.com” target=”_blank”>Nike almost immediately, which claimed adiZero Primeknit to be a copy of its popular http://freshnessmag.com/2012/02/21/introducing-the-nike-flyknit/” target=”_blank”>Flyknit footwear. After Nike won a temporary injunction over the sale of adiZero Primeknit last month, adidas appealed the court’s decision with a bit of legal maneuvering. Because both adiZero Primeknit and Nike Flyknit are made with intertwined yarns, adidas placed less emphasis on the patent itself. Instead, its legal team argued that footwear made from intertwined yarns have been in existence since the 1940s, nullifying Nike’s Flyknit patent claim. With its legal victory, adidas will be free to sell the http://freshnessmag.com/2012/07/26/adidas-adizero-primeknit/” target=”_blank”>adiZero Primeknit and other footwear in similar design starting on November 7th. Meanwhile, Nike has no comment on the decision at this time.

adidas Won Against Nike Over Flyknit Patent Infringement Case

adidas Won Against Nike Over Flyknit Patent Infringement Case

adidas Won Against Nike Over Flyknit Patent Infringement Case

adidas Won Against Nike Over Flyknit Patent Infringement Case

adidas Won Against Nike Over Flyknit Patent Infringement Case

adidas Won Against Nike Over Flyknit Patent Infringement Case

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