– Polaris Industries announced it has filed a patent infringement lawsuit
against Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. (BRP) in U.S. District Court. The
lawsuit specifically details alleged infringements of patents by BRP that were
issued to Polaris.
company is not disclosing specific details of the lawsuit at this time, but the
patents in question in this case relate to the suspension systems of trail
performance and crossover snowmobiles, product categories in which both
companies design, manufacture and sell products. Polaris alleges that BRP
violated patents owned by Polaris and knowingly continued to violate these
patents after receiving written notice.
than 55 years, a key foundation of our culture and success at Polaris has been
innovation,” Marlys Knutson, spokesperson for Polaris, said. “We have a
respectful relationship with BRP, but we always have and always will vigorously
defend our intellectual property.”