By David Nguyen
| February 1, 2016
NIKE, Inc. (“Nike”) filed suit against Skechers U.S.A., Inc. (“Skechers”) on January 4, 2016 in the United States District Court for the District of Oregon, Portland Division, seeking to recover damages and costs from Skechers. In the complaint, Nike alleges Skechers infringes eight Nike design patents issued between January 7, 2014 and March 31, 2015 pertaining to shoe “uppers” and shoe soles (see Table 1 below from the complaint).

2016-01-04-nike-table-1The accused infringing products from Skechers include, but are not limited to, the Burst, Girl’s and Women’s Flex Appeal, Boy’s and Men’s Flex Advantage models of shoes. Tables 2 through 9 below (reproduced from the complaint) offer comparisons between the patent figures and the exemplary infringing products.


Nike is seeking judgment against Skechers, including a permanent injunction of the infringement described in the suit, and recovery of damages and expenses from Skechers.