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Kenu, Inc. v. Belkin International, Inc.

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Case overview

Case Number:



California Northern

Nature of Suit:


35:271 Patent Infringement


James Donato


  1. June 19, 2018

    Jury Hung On Whether Belkin Copied Cellphone Holder IP

    A weeklong intellectual property trial ended in deadlock on Monday when a California federal jury couldn't agree on whether Belkin International Inc. ripped off Kenu Inc.'s design patent for a cellphone holder that clips onto a car's air vent.

  2. June 13, 2018

    GSA Risked ‘Disaster’ With Court Security Snafu, Judge Says

    The California federal judge overseeing a patent trial between Kenu Inc. and Belkin International eased up Wednesday on Belkin’s litigation services company, which he’d previously threatened with criminal fraud charges, saying new information showed the General Services Administration was mostly to blame for a breach of courthouse security protocols.

  3. June 12, 2018

    Litigation Support Co. In Hot Water As Belkin IP Trial Starts

    Opening statements kicked off Tuesday in a California federal trial over Kenu Inc.’s claims Belkin infringed a patent for in-car phone holders, but before the proceedings even began, news that Belkin’s litigation support company forged a court officer’s signature prompted the presiding judge to call for criminal fraud charges against the vendor.