SAN FRANCISCO – A San Francisco juicer maker alleges a Chinese company has copied its patented design.
Juicero Inc. filed a complaint on April 6 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against iTaste Co., Froothie USA LLC and Xiuxing "Leo" Chen alleging patent infringement, trade dress infringement and other counts.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that it suffered damages from having their patented design being infringed. The plaintiff holds iTaste Co., Froothie USA LLC and Chen responsible because the defendants import and sell their cold-press juicer, which allegedly feature plaintiff's patented technology and design.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks to enjoin the defendants, award all damages plus interest at the maximum rate, actual damages, reasonable funds for corrective advertising, treble damages, all legal fees, order the defendant the destruction of all infringing products, punitive damages, restitution, disgorgement, and any other relief as this court deems just. It is represented by Kevin P.B. Johnson, Brett Arnold and Margaret Shyr of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP in Redwood Shores and by Joseph Milowic III of the same firm in New York.
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California Case number 5:17-cv-01921-NC