McAndrews, Held & Malloy Announces Victory for Client Bogies Indoor Golf Club, LLC
McAndrews, Held & Malloy announced today that it secured a victory for its client, Bogies Indoor Golf Club, LLC, in a patent infringement lawsuit brought by Golf Simulator, LLC in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Based upon the substantial non-infringement and invalidity evidence that was presented during the case, Golf Simulator dismissed its claims against Bogies with prejudice and with no money paid by Bogies.
In the lawsuit, Golf Simulator charged Bogies with allegedly infringing U.S. Patent No. 6,595,863 (the ‘863 patent), which is directed to golf simulator technology, including, among other features, hitting a golf shot from a tee; detecting said golf shot hit from a tee; and computing the distance and direction of said golf shot. Bogies currently utilizes golf simulators developed by California-based Full Swing Golf, which, according to the plaintiff, incorporated the technology claimed by the ‘863 patent.
“We believe the plaintiff viewed our client as an easy target to deal with before it launched its nationwide litigation campaign against other owners of these indoor golf simulators,” said Daniel S. Stringfield, a partner at McAndrews, Held & Malloy. “Not only does this victory mark the end of the lawsuit against Bogies, it also likely prevents the plaintiff from suing other potential defendants who purchased the same golf simulator systems.”
Stringfield, who served as lead counsel on the case, and other McAndrews, Held & Malloy attorneys represented Bogies.