Posts Tagged: nike


ECCO Accuses Skechers of Stealing Soles, Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit in Delaware District Court

Recently, Denmark-based footwear maker ECCO filed a suit alleging claims of patent infringement against Manhattan Beach, CA-based shoemaker Skechers. The suit, filed in the federal district for …
By Steve Brachmann
12 days ago 2

Iconic Michael Jordan Photograph Not Infringed – Ninth Circuit

The case is interesting, however, not just because it involved famous subjects – a “renowned photographer” (as the Plaintiff was described in the court’s first sentence), a …
By David Levitt
3 months ago 1

The IoT : A Look at the IP Landscape of Fitness Wearables

The fitness wearables market is driving millions of shipments per year in silicon and devices. By 2019, IDC predicts that the worldwide wearables market will grow to around 155.7 …

2016 Rio Olympics will see plenty of U.S. innovations from Nike, Comcast and Cisco

One way in which innovation has already touched the games before it has even begun is in the figure of the famed Olympic torch, which travels the …
By Steve Brachmann
2 years ago 0

Nike Converse’s ITC strategy a mixed bag

In late 2014, Nike Converse Inc. launched an aggressive attack in the U.S. District Court in Brooklyn against companies including Walmart, Under Armour and Ralph Lauren for …
By Nicholas Rozansky
2 years ago 1

Federal Circuit Vacates Board’s IPR Decision on Patentability of Substitute Claims

Finally, the Court held that the Board’s denial of Nike’s motion to amend for failure to show patentable distinction over “prior art not of record …

Nike Patents Golf Swing Monitoring and Recyclable Golf Balls

A variety of golf balls have been created by the company, from those with large diameters to accommodate golfers who strike the ball incorrectly to balls utilizing …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 0

The Evolution of the Modern Athletic Shoe: A Patent History

Among this year’s inductees into the National Inventors Hall of Fame is William Bowerman, the creator of the modern athletic shoe. Bowerman’s portfolio of patents …
By Steve Brachmann
4 years ago 12

Under Armour Sues Nike Over Use of “I Will”

In its complaint, UA stated that Nike started an ad campaign in the latter months of 2012 that misappropriated UA's trademark by pretty much making the phrase "I …
By Adrienne Kendrick
5 years ago 0

How Industry Giants Like Apple, Inc & Others Use Social Media

Those of you who follow IPWatchdog, know that my passion is Brand Development, Brand Building, and Online Marketing using social media. I try to educate our readers …
By Renee C. Quinn
7 years ago 5

Nike Sues WalMart on Design Patents

The Wall Street Journal Law Blog is reporting today that Nike has sued WalMart alleging design patent infringement. The patents in question are US Design Patent 498,914 and …
By Gene Quinn
10 years ago 3