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Nike And Adidas Settle Flyknit Infringement Lawsuit

August 18, 2022

Nike filed paperwork with the U.S. District Court in Portland, OR, to settle its patent infringement lawsuit against Adidas over the alleged use of Nike’s knitted footwear technology. Nike charged Adidas had stolen its “game-changing” Flyknit technology to craft one-piece knitted uppers for sneakers that use fewer materials and generate less waste. The company claimed Adidas appropriated the technique for dozens of its products, including some in its Primeknit line. SGB