In the latest legal battle between two of the largest athletics retailers, Adidas filed a federal lawsuit against Nike on Friday alleging it is knowingly infringing on nine Adidas patents. Adidas is asking that the court award it “damages in an amount sufficient to compensate” for the patent infringements, and an injunction against Nike to stop using the patented technology listed.
Adidas’ suit calls out the Nike Run Club, Nike Training Club and SNKRS mobile apps as violating patented technology. The athletic company also claims Nike had pre-suit knowledge of the patent infringement based on it citing Adidas patents within Nike’s own U.S. patents and applications.
The latest legal action follows a U.S. International Trade Commission complaint from Nike in December asking for several Adidas shoe imports to be blocked because they infringed on a patent for Nike’s Flyknit technology.Retail Dive