McDavid and Stirling Mouldings Limited has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Nike. The lawsuit concerns foam padded shorts sold by Nike under the name, deflex.
The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division, said that McDavid and Stirling entered into a license agreement dated June 30, 2005. In the license agreement, Stirling granted to McDavid an exclusive license to certain intellectual property, including U.S. Patent No. 6,743,325 (325 patent) entitled “Flexible Material' for McDavid to use in the sporting goods market.
will continue to cause irreparable injury until Nike is enjoined from further infringement by the Court.”