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Old December 2, 2011, 08:15 PM   #1
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TC Receives Patent Infringement Claim Settlement

A while back, S&W - TC alleged a number of patent infringements with the International Trade Commission in a complaint against a host of companies including Traditions and CVA and the Spanish manufacturers of their guns. The patents appear to cover making a QLA muzzle alignment system and a removable breech plug among others.

Here's the article about the complaint:

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Thompson/Center Arms And Smith & Wesson File New 337 Complaint Regarding Certain Muzzle-Loading Firearms

http://www.martindale.com/internatio...dt_1284038.htm
It has now been announced that Traditions and Ardesa has made a settlement with S&W - TC indicating they have been properly licensed to use the patents. This is good news for S&W - TC and a victory for a U.S. company that had patent protections!

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Smith & Wesson® and Traditions Sporting Goods Settle Patent Infringement Dispute

Companies Sign Licensing Agreement Regarding Thompson/Center Arms Patents

http://www.sacbee.com/2011/11/29/408...-sporting.html

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