- Associated Press - Thursday, August 11, 2016

NEWINGTON, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire-based Sig Sauer has been sued by a California company that claims the Newington gun manufacturer infringed on its rifle patent.

The Portsmouth Herald reports (https://bit.ly/2bh2c23 ) the lawsuit says that Robert Davies obtained 80 patents before his 2012 death, including one for a gas-piston driven Armalite Rifle platform.

The suit, filed in New Hampshire federal court by Texas attorney Jonathan Suder, states that Davies’ company is the owner of all rights to the patent as well as Sig Sauer’s 516 and 716 model rifles. It also claims to own the patent for the upper assembly of Sig Sauer’s 516 rifles “by way of example only.”

Sig Sauer officials denied the accusations and said the company has not engaged in “any conduct that meets the applicable standard for willful infringement.”

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Information from: Portsmouth Herald, https://www.seacoastonline.com

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