LuMee, LLC v. SnapLight, LLC (Delaware) and SnapLight, LLC v. Kimsaprincess, Inc. (California)
LuMee is a world-leading manufacturer of quality accessories for cellphones. In November of 2016, LuMee filed an action in Delaware against SnapLight, LLC, for infringement of LuMee’s patent on illuminated cellphone cases. SnapLight retaliated by filing an action for patent infringement in California against Kimsaprincess, Inc., an entity affiliated with Kim Kardashian West, who is a spokesperson for LuMee. In its complaint, SnapLight claimed to be the exclusive licensee of a patent owned by Hooshmand Harooni and asserted that patent against Kimsaprincess, Inc.
LuMee was initially represented by a large national firm. The Delaware and California litigations were not producing positive results so LuMee replaced the national law firm with Brent Lorimer and David Todd of Workman Nydegger. In less than six months, Brent and David obtained a judgment of infringement, validity and a permanent injunction against SnapLight in Delaware. We filed a declaratory judgment action for non-infringement of the Harooni patent and obtained a stay of the action filed by SnapLight against Kimsaprincess, Inc. Ultimately, Brent and David also obtained a dismissal with prejudice of the litigation SnapLight filed against Kimsaprincess, Inc. and obtained a covenant not to sue Kimsaprincess or Kim Kardashian West from the owner of the Harooni patent.
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