Michigan-based Trijicon has sued HOLOSUN for infringement of a patent that’s the basis for Trijicon’s popular RMR and SRO pistol red dot sights. As Bloomberg Quint reports . . .
Trijicon Inc. filed a patent complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission on July 29, saying that Holosun Technologies Inc., of Los Angeles County, is working with a manufacturer in China to sell “red dot” sights that replicate features on which Trijicon has held a patent since 2013.
While patents and the suits surrounding them seem to be written in their own language, the alleged infringement seems to be concerned with the housing designs of Trijicon’s popular Ruggedized Miniature Reflex (RMR) and Specialized Reflex Optic (SRO) sights covered by the patent in question, which can be found here.
Here are Trijicon’s RMR and SRO sights:
And here are two of the nine HOLOSUN sights that Trijicon claims infringe on their patent.
From the law suit:
…the Holosun red dot sights that infringe one or more claims of the ‘541 patent are identified as follows: HS407K, HS407C-V2, HE407C-GR V2, HS407CO V2, HS507K, HS507C V2, HE507C-GR V2, HE508T-RD V2 and HE508T-GR V2 (“Accused Products”) on Holosun’s website at www.holosun.com.
We talked to a representative of HOLOSUN who said the company has no comment on the suit. We’ve requested comment from Trijicon, but haven’t received a response yet.
The lawsuit was filed in California, where HOLOSUN is based. These cases frequently take years to play out, so don’t expect a resolution any time soon.
UPDATE: We reached a representative of Trijicon and they declined to comment on the pending litigation.