The Irrevocable Trust of Anthony J. Antonious sued Nike for infringement of U.S. Patent Numbers D481,090 and D481,091, issued in October 2003, each covering a “Metalwood type golf club head.” The suit, filed in the U.S. District Court of New Jersey, seeks actual damages, treble damages, interest, and attorneys’ fees and costs.
The Trust alleges that Nike sold infringing golf clubs under the SQ Sumo and SQ Sasquatch names from 2008-2010.
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Left: Fig. 2 of U.S. Patent No. D D481,090, showing a bottom, perspective view of the driver; Right: Nike SasQuatch SUMO SQ driver