Oakley, Inc. (“Oakley”) filed suit against Uvex Sports, Inc. (“Uvex”) on February 3, 2012, in the in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. Oakley alleges that certain Uvex products infringe U.S. patent no. 5,638,145 (“the ‘145 patent”), D557,325 (“the D325 patent”), or D556,818 (“the D818 patent”).
Specifically, the Complaint lists Uvex’s Rage product as infringing the D325 patent. One of the commercially available Uvex Rage glasses is shown below to the left, with Fig. 1 of the D325 patent to the right.
Additionally, the Complaint lists Uvex’s Titan product as infringing the D818 patent. One of the commercially available Uvex Titan glasses is shown below (top) with Fig. 1 of the D818 patent (bottom).
In March of 2011, Oakley was the target of a declaratory judgment from Predator Outdoor Products, LLC over design and utility patents assigned to Oakley that are not at issue in the Uvex suit. See our prior post.