Proprietary Info Claim Nixed In New Balance IP Suit

Law360, New York (September 25, 2009, 3:45 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has tossed part of a lawsuit alleging New Balance Athletic Shoe Inc. stole Hockerson-Halberstadt LLC’s patented design for a shoe insert during confidential business meetings.

Judge Jay C. Zainey of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana granted Lousiana-based Hockerson and co-plaintiff Standon LLC’s motion to dismiss the misappropriation of proprietary information claim from the patent infringement lawsuit Thursday.

The order also dismissed Standon from the case, as its only claim was the misappropriation allegation that was dismissed. The plaintiffs...
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