ATURE OF THE ACTION
This is an action for patent infringement arising under the patent laws of the
United States, including 35 U.S.C. §§ 271 and 281-285.
This lawsuit pertains to the Geox Defendants' infringement of U.S. PatentNo. 6,855,171 the ("'171 Patent"), entitled "PROCESS FOR WATERPROOFING LEATHER
AND LEATHER OBTAINED BY MEANS OF SAID PROCESS."
OutDry seeks injunctive and monetary relief against the Geox Defendants forinfringement of the '171 Patent.
H. THE PARTIES
Plaintiff OutDry Technologies Corporation is a corporation organized and
existing under the laws of the state of Oregon, with its principal place of business at 14375 NWScience Park Drive, Portland, OR 97229. OutDry licenses its technology to companies that
design, manufacture, import and market footwear, apparel, and outdoor equipment featuring itsrevolutionary waterproofing process covered by the '171 Patent in the United States and bycorresponding patents in Italy, Germany, Spain, France, Great Britain, Portugal, and China.OutDry is a wholly owned subsidiary of Columbia Sportswear Company, also an Oregon
Defendant Geox S.p.A. is an Italian corporation having a principal place ofbusiness at Via Feltrina Centro, 16
31044 Biadene di Montebelluna, Treviso, Italy.
information and belief, Geox S.p.A is a subsidiary of Italian company LIR S.r.l.
information and belief, Geox S.p.A. designs, markets and sells footwear and apparel.
Defendant S & A Distribution, Inc. is a Delaware corporation with its principal
place of business located at 29 W 34
Floor, New York, NY 10001-3069. Upon
information and belief, S&A Distribution, Inc. is a subsidiary of Geox Holland, BV, itself asubsidiary of Geox S.p.A.
Defendant S & A Retail, Inc. is a Delaware corporation with its principal place ofbusiness located at 29 W 34
Floor, New York, NY 10001-3069. Upon information
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