Jury says Princeton Carbon Works wheels don’t infringe on SRAM’s patents

February 26, 2023

Princeton Carbon Works prevailed after a two-week jury trial in which SRAM LLC had accused the company of infringing on two patents for aero wheels. In its complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida nearly two years ago, SRAM said that the wavy rim shape on some Princeton carbon road wheel models infringed on two patents for a rim shape said to have been inspired by a humpback whale flipper. SRAM uses the design on its Zipp 454 Carbon NSW wheels, which retail for up to $4,000 per pair. BRAIN