Jury Awards TRX $6.8M In Fitness Equipment Patent, TM Row

Law360, New York (March 23, 2017, 3:39 PM EDT) -- A California federal jury on Wednesday awarded the company behind popular TRX exercise equipment roughly $6.8 million after finding that rival fitness equipment maker and seller WOSS Enterprises LLC willfully infringed its patent for a resistance-based exercise device, as well as a trademark.

The jurors concluded that Fitness Anywhere LLC, referred to as TRX, was entitled to $5.75 million in lost profits and about $191,150 as a reasonable royalty for WOSS' infringement of U.S. Patent No. 7,044,896, deeming the infringement willful.

The patent covers a device that is secured to a support like a door, allowing users to perform various exercises...

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