Apparels brand Dainese has officially responded towards its position in the on-going legal battle with Alpinestars over their respective airbag technology patent.
Having being the first to respond, Alpinestars did clear the air on a few things in its initial statement. The first of which being the fact that the patent infrigement lawsuit revolves around the physical material used to produce the inflatable airbags in both the Alpinestars Tech Air and the Dainese D-Air Armor suites.
However, Dainese had a few things to say in its response. Firstly, the devil horn-brand insists that legal action was taken in Germany. An injunction issued by a Munich court saw Alpinestars pulling out all of its Tech Air-equipped products in the German market. Furthermore, Dainese also stressed that legal action in Italy in presently underway.
Dainese did counter Alpinestars’ initial statement that that no legal action was taken against it in Germany. Nevertheless, the clarification about the patent infringement lawsuit being centred on the physical material used to produce the inflatable airbags in both the Alpinestars Tech Air and Dainese D-Air Armor remains true at this point.
The likely outcome of this legal saga will perhaps lead to side winning the rights to produce airbag-equipped riding apparels. A lot is at stake here as both Dainese and Alpinestars are endorsing top-level riders in both MotoGP and WSBK; a sport that significantly drives apparels sales.
You can read Dainese’s response here to get where the devil horn brand is coming from in this entire affair.