A Florida jury has found Diamondback Firearms guilty of patent infringement by using Kahr Arms’ exclusive cocking cam trigger system. The text of the full Kahr Arms press release is as follows:
On Thursday, March 25th, a jury in Florida found Diamondback Firearms guilty of patent infringement of Kahr Arms’ (Saeilo, Inc.) patent number 5,502,914. The lawsuit filed in 2011, states that Diamondback Firearms infringed upon the patent by using Kahr’s exclusive cocking cam trigger system into their own firearms.
Currently, Kahr holds seven U.S. patents for their exclusive locking, firing, and extraction systems. The cocking cam trigger system employs a patented cam to both unlock the passive safety and complete cocking and releasing of the firing pin. The system provides a “safe cam action” and a smooth double action only trigger stroke. The cocking cam trigger system patent was granted to Kahr Arms founder Justin Moon on April 2, 1996. This design is found on all Kahr firearms.
The court not only ruled that Diamondback Firearms had infringed on the patent, but also that the patent is valid and uniquely belongs to Kahr Arms.