Federal District Court Rules in Favor of Axon in PhaZZer Infringement Suit
The award follows the court's judgment and permanent injunction issued in
"We aggressively enforce our intellectual property rights and have a proven track record of success in litigating these cases," says Axon General Counsel
Axon previously obtained CEW patent infringement injunctions against
Axon's patent (U.S. No. 7,234,262) at issue in the litigation (Case No. 6:16-cv-00366-PGB-KRS) relates to the CEW's data recording of date and time of each trigger operation and duration of the stimulus. Axon's trademark, Federal Registration No. 4,423,789, relates to the non-functional shape of TASER CEW cartridges used to launch the probes.
PhaZZer's pending appeal in the Federal Circuit focuses primarily on the scope of the trademark injunction relating to CEW cartridges. PhaZZer lost its bid in both the district court and the Federal Circuit to suspend the injunction during the appeal, despite its claims of insolvency. The injunction remains in full force and effect.
PhaZZer has twice attempted to invalidate the '262 patent in
PhaZZer then filed a second reexamination petition on
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