IPC represented the McCue Family Trust in a patent infringement suit against Adidas. The lawsuit was based on the claim that Adidas’ new 4D midsole design infringes U.S. Pat. No. 9,271,542, titled “Apparatus for Damping an Applied Force” and originally filed by inventor Geoff McCue.
The McCue Family Trust filed its suit in the US District Court for the District of Middle Louisiana against Adidas for patent infringement, alleging that Adidas used McCue’s patented shock-absorbing technology in its Futurecraft 4D shoe without permission. The parties were able to amicably resolve the dispute. IPC attorneys routinely represent inventors in enforcing their patent rights against entities large and small.
IPC’s client, Albert Gene Higdon, Jr., of Mean Gene Leather, recently obtained US Patent No. 10,352,652 on his tactical leather carrier pouches. The AR “Burro” Magazine Pouch, which is designed to hold AR type magazines, is handmade from US leather with heat treated 17-4 stainless steel springs, also made in the US.
Gene’s unique approach to tactical gear design is unparalleled in the industry and he continues to be involved and support the firearms and tactical industry partners.
Congratulations to our client, “Mean Gene,” on the continued success of Mean Gene Leather!
IPC routinely assists our clients in the firearm and tactical gear industry protect their intellectual property. Recently, one of our clients, Edge-Works Manufacturing Company, a leading developer and manufacturer of tactical gear, was granted a patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office for its novel expandable magazine carrier, the Soft Shell Scorpion Rifle Mag Carrier.
Edge-Works is a Burgaw, NC company that specializes in the development and production of G-code holsters and accessories. The Soft Shell Scorpion Rifle Mag Carrier is a hybrid that combines unconventional materials, construction methods and features in a way that elevates function and brings performance to new levels. IPC is thrilled to celebrate this accomplishment with Edge-Works!