AMP Research Successfully Defends Its Patents For Its Popular Truck Bed Extender

Knobbe Martens is pleased to announce that its client, AMP Research, successfully asserted its utility and design patents for the industry-leading truck bed extender/reversible cargo tailgate enclosure—marketed by AMP Research as the BED X-TENDER™. Knobbe Martens brought suit against the maker of an infringing product in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. Ten months after the suit was filed, Knobbe Martens was successful in obtaining a consent judgment in favor of AMP Research. The consent judgment holds that AMP Research patents are valid and enforceable, and permanently enjoins the defendant from selling its infringing product.

The Knobbe Martens team representing AMP Research included partners Ed Schlatter, Craig Summers, Michael Friedland and Lauren Keller Katzenellenbogen.

About Knobbe Martens – With nearly 250 lawyers, Knobbe Martens represents clients in all areas of intellectual property law, including transactional and litigation practices. Founded in 1962, the firm is one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the United States. Clients include public and private companies at various stages of growth, from start-up to the Fortune 500 worldwide. The firm represents companies in all areas of the powersports industry. Our services in these areas include patent watching, patentability searches and opinions, infringement and validity searches and opinions, preparation, filing and prosecution of patent applications, patent appeals and interferences, patent reexaminations and reissues, and infringement litigation. Of our lawyers and patent scientists 40 have a degree in mechanical engineering or a closely related field, and 10 have an advanced degree. Many also have work experience in the powersports industry.

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