Three new patent infringement complaints were filed in the District of Colorado within the last week.
Lifted Limited, LLC filed a complaint for patent infringement against Novelty Inc. on December 20. Lifted Limited accuses Novelty of infringing U.S. Design Patent No. D662,655. The complaint alleges that the patent covers Lifted Limited’s “Toker Poker” smoking device, specifically “a solid colored and uniquely shaped plastic lighter sleeve which incorporates a unique combination of smoking accessory tools.” Lifted Limited also asserts claims for trade dress infringement, false designation of origin, unfair competition, deceptive trade practices, and unjust enrichment. The accused device is Novelty’s Midnight Smoker Utility Tool.
Lifted Limited is represented by Brian P. O’Donnell and Kent T. Dallow of Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP.
Frictionless Word, LLC filed a complaint for patent infringement against Champion Power Equipment, Inc. on December 21. Fictionless World accuses Champion of infringing U.S. Design Patent No. D681,701. The complaint alleges that the patent covers a design for a “Log Splitter Beam.” The complaint accuses Champion’s 25-Ton Horizontal/Vertical Gas Log Splitter of infringement.
Frictionless World is represented by Thomas P. Howard, Vandana Koelsch, and William C. Groh, III of Thomas P. Howard Law, LLC.
Finally, Pit Barrel Cooker Co., LLC filed a complaint for patent infringement against Myers Container, LLC, Daniel Roth, James Bise, and Logan White on December 23. Pit Barrel accuses the defendants of infringing U.S. Patent No. 8,919,334, titled “Portable Barrel Cooker.” The complaint also includes claims for trade secret misappropriation, breach of contract, intentional interference with contract and prospective business advantage, unjust enrichment, civil conspiracy, deceptive or unfair trade practices, and civil theft.
Pit Barrel is represented by Scott D. McLeod of Elkus & Sisson, P.C.