Richard Rochford in New York Post: Lululemon Battles Patent Claims in Lawsuit Over Sports Bra Design


The New York Post quoted Haynes and Boone, LLP Partner Richard D. Rochford on the lawsuit between Lululemon and a patent owner who claimed the retailer infringed on its sports bra pocket patent.

Here is an excerpt:

Lululemon, the popular yoga-wear maker, stands accused by a Boston patent troll of stomping over its rights as it affixed a pocket to its in-demand Run: Stuff Your Bra sports top.

The patent troll, Blackbird Technologies, sued Lululemon in 2014, claiming its patent for a pocket laminated to the front of a sports bra covered the yoga maker’s product — even though the Stuff Your Bra pocket, big enough for a smartphone, is sewn into the front of the product. …

Patent trolls are more common in the tech sector and rarely seen in the fashion industry, said Richard Rochford, head of the intellectual property litigation practice at Haynes and Boone.

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