Roller-Shoe Maker's IP Suit Award Upped To $2.8M

Law360, New York (June 15, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Heeling Sports Ltd., the maker of Heelys, the children's shoes with wheels embedded in the heels, has been awarded $2.8 million in a patent infringement suit, now that a federal judge has increased the damages award by a factor of 10.

Judge Florence-Marie Cooper of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California awarded Heeling $280,000 in June 2008 after entering a default judgment against the defendants, U.S. Furong International Inc., Apple Footwear Inc. and Air Fly 2000 Shoes, which Heeling had accused of...
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