Evansville, Indiana – Patent lawyers for SOP Services, Inc., of Las Vegas, NV, and Bear Archery, Inc. of Evansville, IN, have filed a lawsuit against Precision Shooting Equipment, Inc. of Tuscon, AZ. The suit alleges infringement of two patents issued by the U.S. Patent Office: Patent No. 5,749,351, titled COMPOUND ARCHERY BOW; and Patent No. 5,921,227, also titled COMPOUND ARCHERY BOW. SOP Services is the assignee of these two patents, and Bear Archery is the exclusive licensee.
The complaint claims that the defendant is manufacturing, using, selling, and offering to sell compound bows having an infringing “past parallel limb” design and cites the defendant’s product guide as well as photographs. Plaintiffs also request a declaratory judgment that the defendant’s U.S. Patent No. 7,699,045 is invalid and not infringed.
Practice Tip: Unlike a non-exclusive license, an exclusive patent license gives the licensee standing to sue in order to enforce the licensed patent.Complaint – Sop Services v. Precision Shooting Equipment
Further Information about the case is as follows:
Filed: August 24, 2010 as 3:2010cv00133 Updated: August 25, 2010 04:00:26
Plaintiffs: BEAR ARCHERY, INC. and SOP SERVICES, INC.
Defendant: PRECISON SHOOTING EQUIPMENT, INC.
Presiding Judge:Richard L. Young
Cause Of Action: Patent Infringement