Monday, June 21, 2010, 9:11 AM

Naos Sues On Extendable Table Patent

On June 8, 2010, Italian design company Naos, SRL (Florence, Italy) filed a patent infringement action against Sunset International Trade, LLC, CSN Stores, LLC, and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. for infringing United States Patent No. 5,458,070, entitled "Extendable Table With Two Rotating Elements, For Use As A Piece Of Furniture." A copy of the complaint may be found by clicking here.

A figure from the '070 patent is shown below:

Wal-Mart's version of the table:




2 Comments:

Anonymous Country style living room furniture said...

I am surprised to know that Wal-Mart was also involved in this furniture related patent violation. In my view, their furniture designer(s) are to blame rather than the higher management. Fantastic job by Italian furniture design company Naos, SRL for working to protect their patent rights. I hope smaller country living room furniture design firms should also register and protect their unique furniture design patents.

July 4, 2010 at 1:33 AM  
Anonymous Country style living room furniture said...

I am surprised to know that Wal-Mart was also involved in this furniture related patent violation. In my view, their furniture designer(s) are to blame rather than the higher management. Fantastic job by Italian furniture design company Naos, SRL for working to protect their patent rights. I hope smaller country living room furniture design firms should also register and protect their unique furniture design patents.

July 4, 2010 at 1:45 AM  

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