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Augusta-Based Eagle Parts Files Complaint Against Allshields, Inc. Alleging Infringement of "Windshield Fastening Device" Patent

On April 3, 2014, Eagle Parts & Products, Inc. of Augusta, Georgia (“Eagle”) filed a complaint against, Inc. of Raleigh, North Carolina (“Allshields”) alleging infringement of U.S. Patent No. 7,380,860 (“the ‘860 patent”) for a “windshield fastening device.”

According to the complaint, Eagle is a leading manufacturer of golf carts, parts, and accessories and is the owner, by assignment, of the ‘860 patent which issued on June 3, 2008. Allshields manufactures and offers for sale its “Cart Armor” windshield as an upgrade or accessory for a variety of golf cart types. Eagle alleges that a number of Allshield’s products infringe at least two claims of the ’860 patent. Defendant’s allegedlyinfringing products include “Cart Armor” folding windshields with model numbers: 5-500A, 5-510A, 5-520A, 5-100A, 5-110A, 5-300A, 5-310A, 5-320A, 5-330A and other folding windshields bearing model numbers 7-110A and 7-510A.

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Above: Images of Allshield's "Cart Armor" product
Below: Figs. 1, 2, 5, and 7 of the ’860 patent

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Eagle is seeking a ruling that one or more claims of the ’860 patent have been infringed, a permanent injunction, and damages (to be enhanced by a finding of willful infringement), along with costs and attorneys' fees.

The case is Eagle Parts & Products, Inc. v. Allshields, Inc., Case No. 1:14-cv-00087-JRH-BKE filed in the United States District Court of the Southern District of Georgia, Augusta Division, and is assigned to Judge R. Randal Hall.

Copyright © 2021 Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP All Rights Reserved.National Law Review, Volume IV, Number 107
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Jonathan S. S. Howell, Mechanical Patents Attorney, Womble Carlyle, Products Packaging Lawyer
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Jonathan Howell is an attorney with the Intellectual Property Practice Group and the Mechanical Patent Team in Womble Carlyle’s Atlanta office. Jonathan regularly assists clients with various phases of obtaining protection for their intellectual property.

Jonathan has experience in performing patent searches and in drafting patent applications and responses to Patent Office Actions, both in the United States and abroad.  He has represented clients in a broad scope of industries including product packaging,...

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