Victoria's Secret Loses Bid To Dodge Bra Patent Suit

Law360, New York (August 5, 2010, 1:21 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has given a lift to the inventor of an adjustable bra in her patent infringement suit against Victoria's Secret Store Brand Management Inc., denying the retailer's summary judgment motions for invalidity due to obviousness and noninfringement.

Judge Laura Taylor Swain of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York denied the motions Wednesday, finding that material issues of fact remained as to whether Victoria's Secret's Very Sexy 100-Way Brassiere infringed plaintiff Katerina Plew's patent for a bra with multiple strap...
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