FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Tactical Pants - Galls
A popular choice for public safety professionals, the Galls Tactical Pants are...

Product News

TASER Awarded Permanent Injunction and Judgment Against Karbon Arms for Patent Infringement

January 14, 2014  | 

TASER International today announced that the United States District Court for the District of Delaware entered a final judgment on January 10, 2014 in the patent infringement litigation entitled TASER International v. Karbon Arms, LLC awarding TASER a permanent injunction. The Court's final judgment decreed that Karbon Arms' MPID and MPID-C conducted electrical weapons infringe TASER's U.S. Patent Numbers 6,999,295; 7,782,592 and 7,800,885. The Court further decreed that the above referenced TASER patents are valid and enforceable and awarded TASER $2,385,366 in damages for infringement.

The permanent injunction restrains and enjoins Karbon Arms and its current and former officers, agents, directors, employees, and affiliates and those persons in participation with them who receive actual notice of the injunction from making, using, offering to sell or selling the Karbon Arms MPID and MPID-C or supplying a substantial portion of the components that are used in the Karbon Arms devices. The permanent injunction requires Karbon Arms to send written notice of the injunction to each distributor, dealer, sales representative, certified MPID or MPID-C instructor or armorer within 30 days of January 10, 2014.

"TASER aggressively pursues any infringement of its extensive patent and intellectual property portfolio and is very pleased that the U.S. District Court entered a permanent injunction and judgment against Karbon Arms for infringement of TASER's patents," said Doug Klint, TASER's President and General Counsel. "This final judgment brings to a close more than six years of various patent litigations between TASER and Karbon Arms and Karbon Arms' predecessor company Stinger Systems, Inc. The Court's order requires Karbon Arms to provide TASER a list of customers who purchased a Karbon Arms MPID or MPID-C within three business days of January 10, 2014 and TASER will be sending notice of the permanent injunction to all such Karbon Arms customers. The company is evaluating the collectability of the judgment," concluded Klint.

Comments (2)

Displaying 1 - 2 of 2

nolan @ 1/15/2014 1:39 AM

Looks like taser intends to have a monopoly on this type of technology. I thought monopoly was un-American and not allowed. The truth will set you free.

fedtrnr @ 1/15/2014 2:46 AM

nolan, nobody said Karbon Arms can't put out an electronic control device, they just can't use Taser's technology to do it. Protection of a patent holder's rights is a huge part of the capitalist system. Work hard, invent something, market it, and you have the right to protect your invention. Think Glock, they hold patents, even sued S&W and won; but now everyone makes a striker fired pistol.

Join the Discussion

POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

President Trump Directs Justice Department to Ban Bump Stocks
President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he has signed a memo directing the Justice...

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
Police Magazine