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Kwik Tek files patent lawsuit against marine companies

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Kwik Tek is suing Nash Manufacturing and Wow Watersports LLC, saying the companies infringed on Kwik Tek’s patent for its Sportstuff Booster Ball and Airhead Bob products.

The complaint, filed in January in U.S. District Court in Colorado, said Nash and Wow “acted willfully and wantonly in disregard of Kwik Tek’s rights.”

The complaint said they infringed on Kwik Tek’s U.S. Patent No. D720,030, which was issued in 2014. The complaint also reveals that Kwik Tek has a utility patent pending relevant to these items.

The attorney representing Kwik Tek said in court documents that the defendants “induced infringement willfully and wantonly and with full knowledge of the harm to Kwik Tek and Kwik Tek’s rights; and therefore Kwik Tek is entitled to increased damages under 35 U.S.C. §284 and attorneys’ fees under 35 U.S.C. §285.”

Kwik Tek is also seeking a permanent injunction to prohibit future sales of the products.

“The Booster Ball and Bob have been very popular with consumers and a huge success for Kwik Tek and its marine and sporting goods distributors and dealers,” Kwik Tek CEO Aaron Kramer said in a statement. “We are very proud of our innovative products and intend to protect our patent rights.”

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