HANS serves patent infringment suit

HANS SERVES PATENT INFRINGEMENT SUIT AGAINST DEFNDER Atlanta, Georgia (May 26, 2009) - HANS Performance Products, manufacturers of the multiple award winning HANS Device, has served a patent infringement suit against makers of the defNder G70,...

HANS SERVES PATENT INFRINGEMENT SUIT AGAINST DEFNDER

Atlanta, Georgia (May 26, 2009) - HANS Performance Products, manufacturers of the multiple award winning HANS Device, has served a patent infringement suit against makers of the defNder G70, Innovative Safety Technology, LLC.

In the complaint, which was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, HANS asserts that IST's defNder G70 product infringes U.S. Patent No. 6,009,566. HANS is seeking an injunction against the further sale of the defNder G70 product and damages for its infringing sales.

"Serving the suit is an important step we must take to protect our HANS Device technology," said, HANS' Chief Executive Officer, Mark Stiles. "We will not sit idly by and let anyone steal our patented technology. It is disappointing that, in this case, we have to take legal action to defend our hard-earned rights."

The HANS Device is a safety product worn by racecar drivers to help protect against injuries of the type that killed stock car racing legend Dale Earnhardt in 2001. Every time they race, over 75,000 users pay tribute to the real world performance that a HANS Device offers. Innovative class-leading design is just one reason the HANS Device is the most tried, tested and trusted head and neck restraint worldwide.

HANS is represented by the law firm Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP.

-credit: hans

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