Indiana Patent Litigation: Rotating Curling Iron at Center of Patent Infringement Lawsuit


South Bend, Indiana – Patent lawyers for Plaintiff The Beachwaver Co. of Libertyville, Illinois sued in Indiana federal court on allegations of patent infringement.

Defendant Farouk Systems, Inc. of Houston, Texas has been accused of infringing U.S. Patent No. 9,398,796 (“the ‘796 patent”), which covers claims pertaining to a rotating curling iron. This patent, titled “Hair Styling Device,” was issued by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on July 26, 2016.

Plaintiff contends that “Defendant has committed acts of patent infringement, including making, offering for sale, and selling infringing products” and lists the following causes of action in this lawsuit, filed Friday in the Northern District of Indiana:

• Count I: Direct Infringement of the ‘796 Patent

• Count II: Induced Infringement of the ‘796 Patent

Plaintiff seeks damages, including treble damages, as well as injunctive relief, costs and attorneys’ fees.

The case was assigned to District Judge Robert L. Miller, Jr. and Magistrate Judge Michael G. Gotsch, Sr. in the Northern District of Indiana and assigned Case No. 3:16-cv-00693-RLM-MGG.


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