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Polaris Accuses Arctic Cat of Violating Side-by-Side ATV Patent

Polaris Industries sued Arctic Cat on Dec. 20 for patent infringement. The suit states that Arctic Cat’s Wildcat SxS vehicles infringe on a Polaris patent filed in 2006 and updated in 2010.

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Polaris Industries sued Arctic Cat on Dec. 20 for patent infringement. The suit, which can be viewed here, states that Arctic Cat’s Wildcat SxS vehicles infringe on a Polaris patent filed in 2006 and updated in 2010.

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The patent is listed as patent No. 8,596,405. Arctic Cat has 60 days to respond to the lawsuit. 

According to the complaint, Arctic Cat has manufactured and sold side-by-side all-terrain vehicles, and still is, including Wildcat side-by-side vehicles, which infringe the ‘405 patent. 

The complaint also states that Arctic Cat had knowledge of the patent since Dec. 3, 2013, when the U.S. patent office officially approved the application. 

You can read the full complaint here and see Polaris’s patent here. The Star Tribune first reported on this story, and their report can be read here

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