Lowe's Sued Over Storage Unit Patents

Law360, New York (November 24, 2010, 1:56 PM EST) -- A business partner of a former supplier of Lowe's Cos. Inc. has launched an infringement suit against the retailer, claiming it illegally copied a patented design on overhead shelving.

Nevada-based KE Investments LLC, which owns patents exclusively licensed to one-time Lowe's supplier Diamond Storage Concepts LLC, filed suit against Lowe's on Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada.

Diamond once supplied Lowe's with three different types of overhead shelving units, a job it got after warning Lowe's that earlier shelves it made...
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