LITCHFIELD, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kranos Corporation dba Schutt Sports filed a lawsuit today against Riddell, Inc. claiming that Riddell is infringing three patents covering Schutt’s football helmet technologies.
The Schutt complaint identifies Riddell’s SpeedFlex, Revolution Speed, Revolution Speed Classic, 360, Revolution IQ, Foundation, Revolution Edge, Revolution Attack, Revolution Attack-I, Attack, Victor-I, and Victor helmet models as infringing Schutt’s patents.
Schutt’s patents reflect the substantial investment Schutt has made to develop innovative football helmet technologies. Schutt’s lawsuit will protect its investment in these technologies, and prevent Riddell’s continued usage of Schutt’s intellectual property without permission.
“Schutt continues to set the standard for innovative football technologies,” said Robert Erb, CEO/President of Schutt. “We take the violation of our intellectual property rights seriously and intend to vigorously defend our patent rights when competitors such as Riddell use our patented technology without permission.”
The lawsuit requests an injunction that would prevent Riddell from continuing its patent infringement and an award of damages for Riddell’s past patent infringement.
About Schutt Sports
Schutt Sports is one of the leading manufacturers of protective equipment in the world, including football helmets, shoulder pads, protective apparel and padding, and much more. 36% of the players in the NFL choose to wear Schutt helmets, including 50% of the skill position players in the league. Schutt Sports is the only major helmet manufacturer to advance beyond traditional foam padding, instead using TPU (thermoplastic urethane) Cushioning, which has been proven to absorb more impact across a wider variety of temperatures than any other helmet system on the field. Schutt Sports is also the Official Base Supplier to Major League Baseball and is the largest domestic maker of batters helmets in the USA.