IRVINE, CALIF.—Womble Bond Dickinson client Accu-Tac earned a major victory in an ongoing patent dispute related to the company’s firearms technology. Womble Bond Dickinson IP Litigation attorney Tyler Train represented Accu-Tac in the case—B-5, Inc. et al v. Accu-Tac, LLC et al

For two years, plaintiffs B-5 Inc. and B&T Industries, LLC have asserted their patent for a particular bipod weapon support design against Accu-Tac’s bipod products. On March 1, Judge Philip S. Gutierrez of the US District Court for the Central District of California granted Accu-Tac and Train’s summary judgement request as to non-infringement of its current, redesigned products and also barred pre-suit damages before 2019 on the company’s former designs. 

Finally, the court granted Accu-Tac’s motion to stay the case pending Accu-Tac’s request for ex parte reexamination with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, which was also recently granted as presenting substantial new questions of patentability as to the asserted patent in the case.

“I’m glad we could deliver such a good result for our client,” Train said.

Click here to read the court’s full decision in B-5, Inc. et al v. Accu-Tac, LLC et al (Doc# 85, C.D. Cal. 5:20-cv-00532-PSG-KK). 

Tyler Train’s practice includes litigation of utility patent infringement, design patent infringement, trademark infringement, unfair competition, copyright infringement, trade secret misappropriation, and cybersquatting actions. He practices in Womble Bond Dickinson’s Irvine office.