LOS ANGELES – A Lake Forest business alleges it has been wrongfully accused of patent infringement by a Florida company.
Horizon Technology LLC, doing business as FreightPOP, filed a complaint on Jan. 23 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, Western Division against Shipping and Transit LLC seeking declaratory judgment.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that it suffered damages to its business from having been accused of patent infringement. The plaintiff holds Shipping and Transit LLC responsible because the defendant allegedly accused the plaintiff of patent infringement but failed to perform a reasonable investigation prior to asserting that the plaintiff had infringed its '060 and '207 patents.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks an order stating the patents are invalid and that the plaintiff does not infringe the patents, actual damages, all legal fees, interest and any other relief as the court deems just. It is represented by Yuri Mikulka and Caleb Bean of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP in Costa Mesa.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California Case number 2:17-cv-00531-PA-AFM