We have seen quite a few patent-related lawsuits as of late, and now, the one that started it all, Lululemon v. Calvin Klein, has been settled. Lululemon filed a motion for voluntary dismissal in the Delaware District Court, where the suit has been going down. This past August, upscale yoga attire co., Lululemon, filed the patent infringement lawsuit in against PVH Corporation's Calvin Klein brand and G-III Apparel Group, alleging that Calvin Klein copied the waistband featured on its hugely popular and patented hip-hugging yoga pants.
Judging from the dismissal motion, it looks like the parties have resolved the issue out of court. The motion reads: "Plaintiff Lululemon Athletica Canada Inc. gives notice of its dismissal of any and all claims contained herein against defendants Calvin Klein Inc. and G-III Apparel Group, Ltd., with prejudice and without costs or fees to any party." I wonder how much Calvin Klein had to pay for that, in addition to removing the yoga pants at issue from all stores. [Special thanks to our favorite patent expert, Sarah Burstein! ]