EK Ekcessories Wins Permanent Injunction Against Chisco, Inc.

In a Consent Judgment and Permanent Injunction entered on April 20, 2006, the United States District Court for the District of Utah has decreed that Chisco’s P2 Powercord eyewear retainer infringes on EK Ekcessories’ 3 Way Retainer Patent, specifically U.S. Patent No. 6,709,100.
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In a Consent Judgment and Permanent Injunction entered on April 20, 2006, the United States District Court for the District of Utah has decreed that Chisco's P2 Powercord eyewear retainer infringes on EK Ekcessories' 3 Way Retainer Patent, specifically U.S. Patent No. 6,709,100. In particular, all members of the Chisco organization were permanently enjoined by the Court and are no longer able to manufacture, sell, offer to sell, use or import any P2 Powercord eyeglass retainers or any other retainer that is substantially similar to the P2 Powercord until such time as the EK patent expires.

Chisco's counterclaim asserting its own 3-way retainer patent against EK failed as the critical claims of that patent, U.S. Patent No. 6,746,177, were declared by the court to be invalid. Chisco's other claims against EK were dismissed with prejudice.

EK Ekcessories President Ed Kalbach: “Going into this litigation I was confident that we would come out on top. EK always has and will continue to be the leading innovator for eyewear accessories and will continue to aggressively protect its intellectual property.”

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