Baby Jogger® Obtains Consent Judgement in its Lawsuit Against Britax®
(Richmond, Virginia) March 4, 2014 – Baby Jogger®, creator of innovative strollers such as the City Mini™ and City Select®, today announced that the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Case No. 2:12cv452-RAJ-LRL, has approved a Consent Judgment and Permanent Injunction in Baby Jogger’s favor in its lawsuit against Britax Child Safety, Inc. (“Britax”). The suit involved Baby Jogger’s patented and proprietary Quick-Fold Technology and asserted claims against Britax for patent infringement, trade dress infringement, and unfair competition.
The Consent Judgment and Permanent Injunction, which followed a November 19, 2013, decision by the Court granting Baby Jogger’s motion for summary judgment, recognizes the validity and enforceability of U.S. Patent No. 6,095,548 (the “‘548 Patent”) covering Baby Jogger’s proprietary Quick-Fold Technology and that Britax’s“B-Agile” and B.O.B. “Motion” strollers infringed the ‘548 Patent. As part of the Consent Judgment and Permanent Injunction, the Court permanently enjoined Britax from any further manufacturing, using, offering for sale, selling, or importing into the United States any products that infringe the ‘548 Patent, except as expressly permitted by Baby Jogger. Separately, Baby Jogger and Britax reached a settlement agreement, the terms of which are confidential.
“The heritage of Baby Jogger is deeply rooted in design innovation and safety, as evidenced by the 40+ design awards we have received since 2007,” explains Mark Zehfuss, CEO of Baby Jogger. “We will vigorously protect the intellectual property on all of our products, including the City Mini, which is hugely popular with parents for its maneuverability, durability and the patented Quick-Fold mechanism.”
About Baby Jogger
Beginning with the invention of the original 3-wheeled jogging stroller in 1984, Baby Jogger has continued to revolutionize every aspect of the stroller category, enabling families to go anywhere, using strollers that fold instantly. Their innovation has been recognized the world over, winning more than 20 design and innovation awards in the past four years alone. Baby Jogger is a global brand sold in more than 70 countries.
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