Schutt files football helmet patent lawsuit v Riddell

Kranos Corporation, doing business as Schutt Sports, said it filed a lawsuit against Riddell, Inc. claiming that Riddell is infringing three patents covering Schutt’s football helmet technologies.

The Schutt complaint alleges that 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 infringe Schutt’s patents.

Kranos said Schutt’s patents “reflect the substantial investment Schutt has made to develop innovative football helmet technologies.”

Schutt CEO Robert Erb said: “Schutt continues to set the standard for innovative football technologies.

“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.”

Kranos said 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.”