SANTA ANA – A Foothill Ranch corporation claims a Michigan business copied its patented eyewear designs.

Oakley Inc. filed a complaint on Sept. 23 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, Southern Division against USA Michigan Wholesale Inc. alleging patent infringement.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that it suffered damages to it business from having its patented eyewear designs infringed. The plaintiff holds USA Michigan Wholesale Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly had knowledge of plaintiff's patents but still used a confusingly similar design as plaintiff's sunglasses.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks enjoin the defendant from further infringing plaintiff's patents, all gains, profits, all damages, award plaintiff monetary relief, treble damages, exemplary damages, exemplary damages, all legal fees plus interest and any other relief as the court deems just. It is represented by Michael K. Friedland, Lauren K. Katzenellenbogen, Ali S. Razai and Daniel C. Kiang of Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear LLP in Irvine.

U.S. District Court for the Central District of California Case number 8:16-cv-01772

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