DALLAS (November 27, 2104) Buether Joe & Carpenter secured a complete defense win for Stealth Cam LLC, a subsidiary of Good Sportsman Marketing, Inc., in a patent infringement suit brought by Larry Holmberg in Minnesota.
The verdict was announced on November 25, 2014, after a six-day jury trial before Judge Donovan W. Frank in the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota. The jury found that Stealth Cam did not infringe Holmberg’s `196 patent and found Holmberg’s `038 patent invalid without reaching a verdict on the issue of infringement of that patent. Holmberg’s patents related to mounting a camera to a weapon for use in game hunting. The accused products were Stealth Cam’s “EPIC” action camera products.
Holmberg filed the suit in February 2011, eventually asserting four patents against Stealth Cam. Before trial, Judge Frank granted summary judgment of non-infringement in favor of Stealth Cam on two of the four patents.
“Our client is extremely pleased with the verdict,” said Eric Buether who served as lead trial counsel for Stealth Cam. “The jury did a remarkable job considering the evidence and weighing the facts.”
The Buether Joe & Carpenter trial team representing Stealth Cam included attorneys Eric Buether and Monica Tavakoli and co-counsel James R. Hietala, Jr., of Carlson, Caspers, Vandenburgh, Lindquist & Schuman.
Buether Joe & Carpenter, LLC is an intellectual property and commercial litigation boutique law firm focusing on patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, and unfair competition lawsuits, as well as antitrust, contract and other business disputes for both plaintiffs and defendants. BJC offers clients the expertise of attorneys with decades of experience in handling complex litigation in an effective and efficient manner.