Taser Takes Aim At Air Gun Company In Patent Battle

Law360, New York (June 13, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In an escalating fight amongst non-lethal weapon makers, Bestex Co. and Taser International are firing back and forth over a patent for an air cartridge used in their air guns, alleging unfair competition.

Bestex Co. announced a countersuit on Tuesday against Taser International, after the stun gun maker accused it of patent infringement, breach of contract and unfair competition in a lawsuit filed last month in the Central District of California.

The countersuit accuses Taser of false advertising and unfair competition and denies any wrongdoing by...
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