BRP Revs Up Snowmobile Patent Suit Against Arctic Cat

Law360, New York (December 15, 2011, 4:46 PM EST) -- Recreational vehicle manufacturer Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. on Thursday lodged a suit in Illinois federal court claiming rival Arctic Cat Inc. infringed U.S. and Canadian patents covering its Ski Doo snowmobile frame construction.

Quebec-based BRP said it has filed parallel suits in U.S. and Canadian courts alleging a snowmobile produced by Arctic Cat infringed BRP’s snowmobile frame technology patents.

In the suit filed in Illinois federal court, BRP is seeking a permanent injunction barring Wisconsin-based Arctic Cat from making, importing or selling its allegedly infringing snowmobiles. ...
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