S&S Cycle, Viola, Wis., has been named in a lawsuit brought by Harley-Davidson claiming infringement of several Harley-Davidson patents and trademarks. The lawsuit was brought in Federal Court in the Eastern District of Wisconsin. Delkron, Inc. was also named as a defendant in this lawsuit. The patent infringement portion of the lawsuit is aimed at certain twin-cam engine parts that S&S is marketing. Harley-Davidson did not name any S&S customers as defendants.
In a prepared statement, S&S said it believes Harley-Davidson's claims are without legal basis. “S&S respects the intellectual property rights of others,” the company said in a statement, “and the S&S products at issue in this lawsuit were the result of S&S's own engineering designs. S&S does not have any connection to Delkron in this action and does not believe that Harley-Davidson had any basis to name them and Delkron in the same lawsuit.”
“It is a great disappointment that Harley-Davidson is taking legal action against us,” said S&S President, Brett Smith. “We have always felt that a mutually beneficial relationship existed between S&S and Harley-Davidson,” Smith said.
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