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Steeda Autosports Seeks to Put the Brakes on Alleged Patent Infringement

Steeda Autosports, Inc. ("Steeda"), a Valdosta, Georgia-based company specializing in the design and manufacture of after-market parts for Ford vehicles, particularly Ford Mustangs, filed suit on August 22, 2014, in the Middle District of Georgia against competitor Turn 5, Inc. d/b/a American Muscle ("American Muscle"), of Malvern, Pennsylvania, alleging that American Muscle infringes two utility patents and three design patents through its manufacture and sale of certain car parts.

According to Steeda's website, Steeda owns at least 16 patents (including design patents) and four trademarks relating to its after-market parts business.  Steeda has asserted five of those patents against American Muscle, accusing varying products of infringing, as follows:

Steeda PAtent

Steeda seeks a judgment that American Muscle infringes each of the five patents, and requests damages, a permanent injunction, treble damages, attorneys' fees and costs.

The case is Steeda Autosports, Inc. v. Turn 5, Inc. d/b/a American Muscle, 7:14-cv-00131-HL, United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia, Valdosta Division, and is assigned to Judge Hugh Lawson.

Copyright © 2021 Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP All Rights Reserved.National Law Review, Volume IV, Number 267
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Preston H Heard, Womble Carlyle Law Firm, Intellectual Property Attorney, Patent Review Lawyer
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Preston Heard is an experienced patent litigation attorney who represents clients in a variety of industries, including the mechanical, computer and chemical sectors, in patent-related disputes.

 A registered patent attorney, Preston has represented patent clients in U.S. District Court in numerous states, as well as before the U.S. International Trade Commission. He works with patent owners to devise overall strategies to protect and enforce patent rights and to assess potential patent-related claims. He also works with clients to develop effective defenses against patent...

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