Akadema, Inc. has taken Hillerich & Bradsby Co. to court over a patent that the Akadema received in August 2006 and applied for in 2004 for its ‘Funnel’ baseball glove. Akadema feels that H&B’s ‘Flare’ line of gloves, sold under the Louisville Slugger brand name, infringes on the company’s ‘184 patent. In court documents obtained by SEW, Akadema states it believes damages will exceed “at least the sum of at least $250,000, and will likely be far higher” if H&B is allowed to continue selling the ‘Flare’ product.