Leupold Files Lawsuit Against Nightforce Over Patent Violations

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Leupold Files Lawsuit Against Nightforce Over Patent Violations
Leupold & Stevens, Inc.
Leupold & Stevens, Inc.

BEAVERTON, Ore. —-(Ammoland.com)- Leupold & Stevens, Inc., has filed a civil suit in the U.S. District Court of Oregon alleging patent violations by Lightforce U.S.A., doing business as Nightforce.

In the suit, Leupold & Stevens, Inc., alleges that Nightforce is marketing and selling products that infringe on a variety of patents owned by Leupold & Stevens, Inc. and is seeking all available remedies.

The lawsuit is based on six patents for riflescope adjustments, internal optical mechanisms, and flip covers.

Leupold & Stevens, Inc., has been pioneering riflescope and sporting optics technology since 1947, when it developed a non-fogging riflescope charged with nitrogen. Today, Leupold® has been granted over 151 patents and design registrations in 18 countries, representing Leupold’s continued commitment to innovation and development of sports optics. For more information on Leupold products, please visit us at www.leupold.com.

Leupold & Stevens, Inc. is committed to protecting its intellectual property and the innovations developed by its engineering and design teams.

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Founded in Oregon more than a century ago, Leupold & Stevens, Inc. is a fifth generation, family owned company that designs, machines and assembles its riflescopes, mounting systems and tactical/Gold Ring® spotting scopes in the USA. The product lines include rifle, handgun and spotting scopes; binoculars; rangefinders; mounting systems; and optical tools, accessories and Pro Gear.

Leupold & Stevens, Inc., P.O. Box 688, Beaverton, OR 97075-0688, U.S.A.
Phone: (800) LEUPOLD or (503) 526-1400 • Fax: (503) 352-7621 • www.leupold.com

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Interesting to note in other responses on other forums is the number of people who think, Nightforce is a USA owned business. It is not. It is owned and run by Lightforce in Australia. Also of note is the recent court action taken against Ray Dennis from Australia, owner of Lightforce/Nightforce in the Idaho Supreme court, overturning a previous ruling in Mr Dennis’s obligation to pay out a former employee, J.sHuber. The court saw fit to treble the payout figure in Mr Huber’s favor as a penalty to Mr Dennis. http://www.allcourtdata.com/law/case/jeffrey-edward-huber-v-lightforce-usa-inc/cx2JcscE?page=17