Adidas Sues Nike for Patent Infringement

On June 10th, Adidas filed a lawsuit for patent infringement against sportswear powerhouse Nike. The lawsuit claims that Nike has infringed on nine of Adidas patents including Nike’s Run Club and SNKRS mobile app. The Adidas “Confirmed” App debuted in February 2015 while SNKRS launched in May 2015 and according to the complaint “Adidas has long been a leader in mobile technology, including technology related to mobile fitness and mobile purchases. Adidas was the first in the industry to comprehensively bring data analytics to athletes.” Adidas is also asking the court for monetary damages “in an amount sufficient to compensate Adidas for (Nike’s) infringement” as well as an injunction. Stay tuned for more information soon.

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