Children's Shoe Co. Accuses Crocs, Kohl's Of Infringement

Law360, New York (June 14, 2013, 6:13 PM EDT) -- A fledgling children's footwear manufacturer filed suit in Massachusetts federal court on Thursday accusing Crocs Inc. of making clogs that infringe its patents for character- and animal-shaped shoes and accusing Kohl's Corp. of selling the offending footwear.

Polliwalks Inc., a Sudbury, Mass.-based startup, notified Crocs Inc. on May 23 that its faux crocodile skin Crockskin clogs and its Chameleons clogs that are decorated with illustrations of a one-eyed alien infringed the patents, but the company continued to manufacture the merchandise, the suit said.

Kohl's was allegedly...
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