Walgreen Co., Sears Sued Over Custom Shoe Insert Patent

Law360, New York (December 21, 2011, 4:57 PM EST) -- The inventor of a method for fitting an individual with footwear inserts slapped Walgreen Co. and Sears Holdings Co. with a lawsuit in Illinois federal court on Tuesday, accusing the retail chains of using his patented process.

Eric Ward, who operates a footwear insert business known as The Foot Foundation, claims that by using Dr. Scholl’s Custom Fit Orthotic Center to provide customers with customized right and left foot inserts for their shoes, Walgreen and Sears have violated his patent.

According to the complaint, Ward’s business...
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