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07/13/06 - Lufkin

Trial Date Set for Shoe Suit

by Ramonica R. Jones

A trial date has been set for a high profile patent infringement lawsuit filed in Lufkin's federal court. The Nike vs Adidas case goes to trial in June 2007.

Nike filed a complaint against Adidas back in February. A Nike spokesperson said the suit was filed there because both Oregon companies have done business in Texas and the Eastern District Court has developed expertise in patent protection.

Nike patented a specific cushioning device for shoes back in 2000. The company said Adidas later used that same patent for a brand of its footwear.

Adidas has filed a motion to transfer venue.

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