mophie—a top selling mobile battery case for smartphones in North America—received a favorable jury verdict against Serve Global d/b/a SourceVista.com and Dharmesh Shah. At trial, mophie asserted infringement of various copyright and trademarks arising from the sale of counterfeit battery cases.
The jury in mophie Inc v. Dharmesh Shah et al (US District Court for the Central District of California Western Division) awarded damages for copyright infringement of mophie’s packaging and user’s manual and infringement of mophie’s juice pack plus® trademark. The jury also found mophie’s juice pack®, and juice pack pro®trademarks were infringed, while additionally siding with mophie on its claim of unfair competition, awarding mophie a total of $8.6 million in damages, including punitive damages.
“mophie has made significant efforts to protect the intellectual property it has developed in its mobile power solutions, and this enforcement action demonstrates mophie’s commitment to ensuring those rights are respected,” said Steven Nataupsky, a partner at Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, LLP, who led the team at trial which included Sheila Swaroop and Paul Stewart, both partners at Knobbe Martens.
The Litigation Group worked with the Knobbe trial team on an array of jury communications issues.