Oakley Faces Preemptive Strike Over Sunglasses IP

Law360, New York (March 22, 2011, 5:41 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania outdoor supply company filed suit against Oakley Inc. on Tuesday, seeking a ruling that it does not infringe two of the sunglasses maker's patents.

Predator Outdoor Products LLC is seeking a ruling declaring that its products do not infringe U.S. Patent Numbers 5,387,949 and D523,461, according to a complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Predator said it received a letter March 4 from Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP, which represents Oakley in connection with its intellectual...
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