Liberty Sport Settles Patent Infringement Suit Against Miro Optix


FAIRFIELD, N.J.—Liberty Sport has announced that a settlement had been reached in their favor in a patent infringement case brought by the company against Miro Optix LLC in the U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey.

On March 20, Liberty Sport settled its patent infringement lawsuit against Miro Optix LLC, the importer of DV1A and DV1B protective prescription sports eyewear. According to court papers, Liberty Sport asserted that Miro Optix had infringed up on their U.S. Patent Nos. 6,890,073 and 7,137,700 by “importing, offering for sale, and selling the accused ‘DV1A’ and ‘DV1B’ frame assemblies.”

The court found that Liberty Sports patents were “valid and enforceable” and ordered Miro Optix to “destroy all accused products in inventory, and furnish proof of same” to Liberty Sport. Additionally, the court also stipulated that Miro and “anyone acting under their direction or control” are “immediately and permanently enjoined and restrained from making, using, offering for sale, or selling in the United States, or importing into the United States, the accused products… or a design identical to the accused products.”

Both parties bore the cost of their own attorney’s fees incurred in connection with this action however, the court declared that in the event that Miro, or anyone acting under their direction or control, is found to have breached the terms of the agreement and permanent injunction, Miro is “responsible for any and all reasonable legal fees, expenses, and costs incurred” by Liberty Sport.

The papers also state that Miro Optix waived appeal of the court’s decision.

“Liberty Sport remains committed to protecting its intellectual property and this case shows we will take the steps necessary, including legal action, to prevent infringement of said property,” said Anthony P. Dichiara, president of Liberty Sport.