mophie Awarded Significant Judgment in Piracy Case
SANTA ANA, Calif., Jan. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — mophie® the California-based company that markets the award winning mophie Juice Pack Plus® rechargeable external battery case for iPhone, was awarded an $830,000 judgment against a Texas woman who was selling counterfeit versions of these cases on the Internet.
U.S. District Judge John F. Walter in Los Angeles ordered Sidrah Qadeer of Spring, TX, to pay monetary damages to mophie, Inc. in the amount of $830,000 and to pay mophie’s attorney’s fees. Judge Walter also ordered Qadeer to “deliver immediately for destruction” all counterfeit mophie-branded materials in her possession and to forever refrain from selling any mophie-branded product.
“Counterfeit operations are something that mophie takes incredibly seriously and we are extremely pleased with the decision in this case,” noted mophie Chief Operating Officer, Shawn Dougherty. “Our juice pack line of external batteries continues to lead the category in both innovation and market penetration and we will continue to protect the juice pack and our authorized distributors and retailers against all counterfeiting activities. This judgment should send a very strong message to all counterfeit sellers that mophie protects its products and will seek out and prosecute counterfeiters.”
mophie, Inc.’s juice pack plus case® is available on its company website for $99.95. According to the lawsuit, Qadeer advertised and sold counterfeit battery cases on eBay. An investigator hired by mophie, Inc. purchased a counterfeit copy of the battery case in June 2011 from Qadeer for $59.99.
mophie is a California-based, award-winning designer and manufacturer of mobile intelligent devices and accessories. It is widely recognized and highly acclaimed for its creative designs and innovative solutions. mophie is the proud developer of the juice pack, the first “Works With iPhone” portable battery solution certified by Apple Inc. All of mophie’s products are developed to address real consumer and business needs and are seamless integrations of industrial, electronic, software and artistic designs. Its products are available in Apple stores, AT&T stores, Best Buy stores, Verizon stores, and on www.mophie.com and www.amazon.com. Follow mophie on Twitter at twitter.com/mophie or on Facebook at facebook.com/mophielovesyou