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Cobalt sues Sea Ray over fold-down swim step

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Re: Cobalt sues Sea Ray over fold-down swim step

Post by jhnmdahl » Thu Dec 22, 2016 12:02 pm

The Inter Partes review has found that the claims are valid, and so it now proceeds back to the trial court to figure out what the claims mean and whether Sea Ray infringes on them...

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Re: Cobalt sues Sea Ray over fold-down swim step

Post by Big Block Power » Thu Dec 22, 2016 8:23 pm

Sea Ray is even advertising it in there New wakeboard boat.
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Re: Cobalt sues Sea Ray over fold-down swim step

Post by Tuscany » Sat Dec 24, 2016 7:25 am

The case will go as usual.
Both parties will settle out of court for a very small compensation number for Cobalt. Possibly nothing at all...
Cobalt didn't invent the wheel here, or the nut and bolt. They merely made another moving part that can be interpreted a number of different ways.
I expect all boat makers to offer a variation in the near future.

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Re: Cobalt sues Sea Ray over fold-down swim step

Post by jhnmdahl » Sun Dec 25, 2016 12:49 pm

Except now that Sea Ray knows that Cobalt's patent stood up to re-examination, they have essentially lost that argument in court. Now they have to show they don't infringe, which is a different story. Cobalt's claims are pretty narrow, so Sea Ray could simply come up with a different locking mechanism and be OK, but they may still owe royalties on the swim steps they've produced so far.
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Re: Cobalt sues Sea Ray over fold-down swim step

Post by liquid » Tue Dec 27, 2016 11:29 am

Sounds like we've got a few attorneys here...
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Re: Cobalt sues Sea Ray over fold-down swim step

Post by jhnmdahl » Tue Dec 27, 2016 11:31 am

I plead the Fif... damn, caught me again.
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Re: Cobalt sues Sea Ray over fold-down swim step

Post by liquid » Thu Dec 29, 2016 1:47 pm

Hahaha!
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