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Posted: 6/14/2001 11:33:03 AM EDT
Docket as of June 4, 2001 5:06 pm Web PACER (v2.3) U.S. District Court USDC for the Central District of Illinois (Rock Island) CIVIL DOCKET FOR CASE #: 01-CV-4041 Armalite Inc v. American Spirit Arms, et al Filed: 06/04/01 Assigned to: Judge Michael M. Mihm Referred to: Mag. Judge John A. Gorman Demand: $0,000 Nature of Suit: 830 Lead Docket: None Jurisdiction: Federal Question Dkt# in other court: None Cause: 28:1338 Patent Infringement ARMALITE INC John C McNettplaintiff [COR LD NTC]Arthur J Usher, IV[COR LD NTC]Doug Collier[COR LD NTC]WOODARD EMHARDT NAUGHTONMORIARTY & MCNETTBank One Center Tower111 Monument Circle3700Indianapolis, IN 46204-5137(317) 634-3456v.AMERICAN SPIRIT ARMS CORP.defendantROBERT REISNERdefendant DOCKET PROCEEDINGS DATE # DOCKET ENTRY 6/4/01 1 COMPLAINT case referred to Mag. Judge John A. Gorman (dk)[Entry date 06/04/01] 6/4/01 2 FILING FEE PAID on 6/4/01 in the amount of $ 150.00receipt # R177. (dk) [Entry date 06/04/01] 6/4/01 -- MINUTE-ENTRY: by Mag. Judge John A. Gorman. Court issetting this case for a Rule 16 conference at 10:30 onWednesday, 10/3/01 in person in Rock Island. Plaintiff isto notify the defendant of this hearing. See Memo. (cc: allcounsel) (dk) [Entry date 06/04/01] Case Flags: REFER 15 END OF DOCKET: 4:01cv4041
Link Posted: 6/14/2001 11:37:13 AM EDT
great, hci and company arent sueing the gun industry enough, now the gun industry is sueing the gun industry, what is the world comeing too ????
Link Posted: 6/14/2001 11:39:30 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/14/2001 11:37:08 AM EDT by Imbroglio]
That doesn't surprise me. If you have ever seen the stuff ASA sells as their own name brand products at fun shows, I am amazed it didn't happen sooner.
Link Posted: 6/14/2001 12:43:50 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/14/2001 4:43:45 PM EDT
ArmaLite has quite a few patents on the AR-10 components. With the exception of the receiver shape and the side charging handle ASA's 308 is a knock off of the ArmaLite. I agree with SinistralRifleman, there is absolutly no comparison with a patent infringment suit and a lawsuit against the industry. It is just like any other business, you have to protect your products. Patents are EXPENSIVE, why pay for one if you dont plan to enforce it?
Link Posted: 6/14/2001 4:49:36 PM EDT
Without more info on the suit there really isn't a lot to discuss on this topic. There is no way of telling what it is even related to. If anyone finds any more info on the topic though I would be interested in looking at it. Michael
Link Posted: 6/14/2001 5:51:55 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/14/2001 9:48:57 PM EDT
I think Nastoff actually got some settlement money off of that suit.
Link Posted: 6/14/2001 9:58:02 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/14/2001 10:21:01 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Paul: The one piece scope mount? Just a guess but it was an Armalite thing first. I don't look at the ASA stuff (at all) so I don't know how close their knock off is to the Armalite.
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ASA's old version of the Super Mount was practically an identical piece to the ArmaLite. So is RRA's, though, and almost everyone else's who sells one. The new ASA mount is different than the ArmaLite mount, I like theirs even better than the ArmaLite one. This may have to do with the .308 rifle, although the ASA rifle is admittedly quite a bit different than the ArmaLite AR-10. And Bob claims the ASA .308 rifle to be [b]"The most devastating weapon available on the market today."[/b]
Link Posted: 6/14/2001 10:26:45 PM EDT
Originally Posted By TREETOP: And Bob claims the ASA .308 rifle to be [b]"The most devastating weapon available on the market today."[/b]
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YEAH! TO THE USER!
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