Performance Designed Products LLC, a maker of video game accessories, has sued Dreamgear LLC for patent infringement and trade dress infringement. PDP is a portfolio company of Patriarch Partners. The complaint is not yet available via the PACER system, but we’ll post it once it’s there.
Performance Designed Products® LLC (“PDP”), a top video gaming accessory manufacturer, announced today that it has filed suit in federal district court in Los Angeles against Dreamgear LLC (“Dreamgear”) for patent infringement and trade dress infringement.
The lawsuit filed by PDP alleges, among other things, that Dreamgear’s Soft Sports Kit Tennis Doubles Pack for use with the Wii video game system infringes PDP’s patent and trade dress rights.
The lawsuit seeks monetary damages from Dreamgear for its past infringement, an order for Dreamgear to cease its infringing activities and for destruction of all infringing products and materials, as well as an award of attorneys’ fees, costs and expenses.
Performance Designed Products® is an industry leader in designing and manufacturing products for all major video game platforms including the Sony PS2, PS3, PSP, Nintendo Wii, GameCube, Nintendo DS, Microsoft XBOX and XBOX 360. The company has been supplying video game accessories to the U.S. market for more than a decade. PDP sells products under a variety of brands, with sales in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and throughout Europe. For more information on PDP and its products, visit www.pdp.com.
Patriarch Partners LLC, is a private equity investment firm with offices in New York, Charlotte, North Carolina and Dallas, Texas. Funds affiliated with Patriarch manage assets in excess of $6 billion and include majority and minority ownership positions in more than 70 companies. Founded by Lynn Tilton in 2000, Patriarch provides innovative financial solutions, strategic direction and operational expertise to its portfolio companies.