According to a story on Courthouse News, several leading action sports manufactureres are among the dozens of brands being charged by Tec-Technology Enabled Clothing, Inc. with patent infringement. The complaint against these companies stems from their use of “wire management capabilities for portable electronic devices” in jackets.
Here are all of the defendants in the federal complaint:
American Recreation Products Inc.; Banana Republic Inc.; Bergan of America Inc.; Bonfire Snowboarding Inc.; The Burton Corporation; Calvin Klein Inc.; CMW Inc.; Coalision U.S.A. Inc.; Collective Licensing International LLC; Columbia Sportswear USA Corporation; Coupounas LLC; David Peyser Sportswear Inc.; Eddie Bauer Inc.; FNC Kolon USA Corp.; Helly Hansen (U.S.) Inc.; Hugo Boss Fashions Inc.; Ibex Outdoor Clothing Incorporated; J.C. Penney Corporation; LaFuma America Inc.; L.L. Bean Inc.; Marker Volkl USA Inc.; Marmot LLC; Nike Inc.; Nikita Clothing USA Inc.; Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation; Quicksilver Americas Inc.; Rossignol Ski Company Inc.; Sport Oberneyer LTD.; Spyder Active Sports Inc.; Tahsin Industrial Corp. U.S.A.; The Timberland Company; Under Armour Inc.; and V.F. Corporation.
Check out the entire court document here.