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Adidas Files Federal Lawsuit Against Nike

Adidas says Nike has infringed on nine of its technology patents




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Adidas (Herzogenaurach, Germany) filed a federal lawsuit against Nike (Beaverton, Ore.) last week claiming that Nike infringed on nine of its technology related patents, reports The Verge. The patents are related to Adidas’s adjustable shoe technology, some digital products and apps.

Adidas says Nike Run Club, SNKRS and Training Club all infringe on Adidas’ patents; that Nike copied features from its “Confirmed” app; and that Adidas’s “Adidas_1” shoes are too similar to Nike’s “Adapt” sneakers.

In addition to damages, Adidas is asking for a court order preventing Nike from “directly or indirectly infringing on one or more” patents.

In a similar case dating back to 2014, Adidas sued Under Armour (Baltimore) for its Map My Fitness app. After settling, Under Armour agreed to pay a licensing fee to Adidas.

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