SANTA ANA — A co-inventor has filed suit against a manufacturer, claiming it allegedly infringed his patents.

Michael Dobeck filed a complaint Aug. 25 in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, Southern Division, against Cobra Engineering Inc. and Does 1-10,   alleging that they violated the patent laws by infringement of the '279 patent.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that he discovered that his Powrpro Black fuel injection tuner device that was registered to U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and assigned the '279 patent was copied, marketed, distributed and sold by the defendants without consent or knowledge of the plaintiff. 

The plaintiff holds Cobra Engineering Inc. and Does 1-10 responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to uphold the rights of the plaintiff, encouraged their consumers to further infringement and gained profits out of the plaintiff's patented work.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against the defendants, to enjoin the defendants from further infringement, order an accounting, damages, interest, costs and other relief as the court may deem just. He is represented by Frank Frisenda of Frisenda, Quinton & Nicholson in Los Angeles.

U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, Southern Division, case number 16-cv-01570

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