Remington Cadex Patent US 8429844

Cadex & Remington vs FN America Patent Infringment

I was doing some in depth research on the variations of the REMINGTON RACS vs CADEX RIFLE CHASSIS SYSTEM variations and happened across some mention that in 2013 Cadex Inc and Remington Arms filed a patent infringement lawsuit against FNH USA for the FN Ballista Sniper Rifle.

First off you read the above correct. Cadex Defence and Remington sued FNH. Cadex and Remington worked collectively to develop the Remington XM2010 and Remington MSR. The roots of those sniper rifles are visible in Cadex own product line. Eventually the two parted ways and Remington went down their own path with variations of those original chassis based precision sniper rifles.

REMINGTON ARMS COMPANY, LLC. v. FN AMERICA, LLC (1:14-cv-00399)

District Court, M.D. North Carolina

Document NumberDate FiledDescription
1May 13, 2014COMPLAINT [Trial By Jury] against FNH USA, LLC ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0418-1511390.), filed by REMINGTON ARMS COMPANY, LLC., CADEX, INC..(MORROW, JOHN) (Entered: 05/13/2014)
2May 13, 2014CORPORATE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT filed pursuant to FRCP 7.1(a) by Plaintiff REMINGTON ARMS COMPANY, LLC.. (MORROW, JOHN) (Entered: 05/13/2014)
4May 15, 2014Summons Issued as to FNH USA, LLC. (Garland, Leah) (Entered: 05/15/2014)
5May 15, 2014Notice of Right to Consent. Counsel shall serve the attached form on all parties. (Garland, Leah) (Entered: 05/15/2014)
6May 19, 2014CORPORATE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT filed pursuant to FRCP 7.1(a) by Plaintiff CADEX, INC. (FLETCHER, DEBORAH) (Entered: 05/19/2014)
7June 20, 2014NOTICE of Appearance by attorney ROBERT VAN ARNAM on behalf of Defendant FNH USA, LLC. (VAN ARNAM, ROBERT) (Entered: 06/20/2014)
8June 20, 2014NOTICE of Appearance by attorney NEIL C. MAGNUSON on behalf of Defendant FNH USA, LLC (MAGNUSON, NEIL) (Entered: 06/20/2014)
9June 23, 2014Corporate Disclosure Statement by FNH USA, LLC identifying Corporate Parent FN America, Inc.; Corporate Parent FN Herstal, S.A.; Corporate Parent Herstal Group S.A. for FNH USA, LLC. (VAN ARNAM, ROBERT) (Entered: 06/23/2014)
10June 23, 2014Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re 1 Complaint by FNH USA, LLC. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order) (VAN ARNAM, ROBERT) (Entered: 06/23/2014)
11June 25, 2014NOTICE of Appearance by attorney ROBERT VAN ARNAM on behalf of Defendant FNH USA, LLC. (VAN ARNAM, ROBERT) (Entered: 06/25/2014)
12June 25, 2014NOTICE of Appearance by attorney NEIL C. MAGNUSON on behalf of Defendant FNH USA, LLC. (MAGNUSON, NEIL) (Entered: 06/25/2014)
13July 18, 2014Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer to 1 Complaint by FNH USA, LLC. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order) (VAN ARNAM, ROBERT) (Entered: 07/18/2014)
14July 30, 2014ORDER signed by MAG/JUDGE JOI ELIZABETH PEAKE on 7/30/2014; that the Motion for Extension of Time [Doc. # 13 ] is GRANTED, and Defendant shall have to and including August 4, 2014, within which to file a response to Plaintiffs’ Complaint. (Sheets, Jamie) (Entered: 07/30/2014)
15Aug. 4, 2014ANSWER to 1 Complaint with Jury Demand , Counterclaim against by FNH USA, LLC. (VAN ARNAM, ROBERT) (Entered: 08/04/2014)
16Aug. 27, 2014REPLY by Plaintiffs CADEX, INC., REMINGTON ARMS COMPANY, LLC. to 15 Answer to Complaint, Counterclaim . (BOAZ, DAVID) (Entered: 08/27/2014)
17Aug. 27, 2014NOTICE of Appearance by attorney DAVID RUFUS BOAZ on behalf of Plaintiff REMINGTON ARMS COMPANY, LLC. (BOAZ, DAVID) (Entered: 08/27/2014)
18Sept. 2, 2014NOTICE of Initial Pretrial Conference Hearing: Initial Pretrial Conference Hearing set for 10/23/2014 09:30 AM in Winston-Salem Courtroom #3 before MAG/JUDGE JOI ELIZABETH PEAKE. (Garrett, Kim) (Entered: 09/02/2014)
19Oct. 10, 2014Joint MOTION to Substitute Party by FNH USA, LLC. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order Stipulation and proposed Agreed Order)(VAN ARNAM, ROBERT) (Entered: 10/10/2014)
20Oct. 17, 2014Rule 26(f) Report (Joint) filed by all parties by REMINGTON ARMS COMPANY, LLC..(MORROW, JOHN) (Entered: 10/17/2014)
21Oct. 29, 2014ORDER signed by MAG/JUDGE JOI ELIZABETH PEAKE on 10/29/2014, that the Joint Motion to Substitute [Doc. # 19 ] is GRANTED, and FN America, LLC is substituted as defendant in place of FNH USA, LLC. (Butler, Carol) (Entered: 10/29/2014)
22Oct. 29, 2014ORDER signed by MAG/JUDGE JOI ELIZABETH PEAKE on 10/29/2014, that the parties’ Joint Rule 26(f) Report [Doc. # 20 ] is approved as submitted. (Butler, Carol) (Entered: 10/29/2014)
23Nov. 17, 2014NOTICE of Appearance by attorney JOSHUA B. BRADY on behalf of Defendant FN AMERICA, LLC (BRADY, JOSHUA) (Entered: 11/17/2014)
24Dec. 10, 2014Joint MOTION for Protective Order by FN AMERICA, LLC. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A – Proposed Stipulated Protective Order, # 2 Exhibit B – E-Discovery Order)(VAN ARNAM, ROBERT) (Entered: 12/10/2014)
25Dec. 22, 2014ORDER signed by MAG/JUDGE JOI ELIZABETH PEAKE on 12/22/2014, granting 24 Motion for Protective Order, as set out herein.(Butler, Carol) (Entered: 12/22/2014)
26Dec. 22, 2014SUPPLEMENTAL PROTECTIVE ORDER signed by MAG/JUDGE JOI ELIZABETH PEAKE on 12/22/2014, that the stipulated protective order is LIMITED and MODIFIED as set out herein. FURTHER that any document or item submitted to the Court in violation of this Order is subject to being stricken. (Butler, Carol) (Entered: 12/22/2014)
27Jan. 9, 2015Joint MOTION for Extension of Time by REMINGTON ARMS COMPANY, LLC.. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(BOAZ, DAVID) (Entered: 01/09/2015)
28Jan. 15, 2015ORDER signed by MAG/JUDGE JOI ELIZABETH PEAKE on 1/15/2015, that the Joint Motion [Doc. # 27 ] is GRANTED, and all remaining claim construction deadlines and the deadline to select a mediator are extended by twenty-one days (21) as follows: 1. Proposed Terms and Claim Elements for Construction shall be simultaneously exchanged by the parties pursuant to LR 104.1 on February 2, 2015. 2. Preliminary Claim Constructions and Extrinsic Evidence shall be simultaneously exchanged by the parties pursuant to LR 104.2 on February 23, 2015. 3. The parties shall file a Joint Claim Construction Statement pursuant to LR 104.3 on or before March 13, 2015. 4. The deadline for completion of claim construction discovery pursuant to LR 104.4 is April 13, 2015. 5. Each party shall file an opening claim construction brief and evidence supporting claim construction pursuant to LR 104.5 on or before April 27, 2015. Each party shall file a responsive brief and supporting evidence pursuant to LR 104.5(b) on or before May 18, 2015. 6. The deadline for the parties to select a mediator is February 13, 2015. 7. All other deadlines remain as previously set. (Butler, Carol) (Entered: 01/15/2015)
29Jan. 23, 2015Joint MOTION for Extension of Time to comply with Local Patent Rule deadlines and to select a mediator by REMINGTON ARMS COMPANY, LLC.. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(BOAZ, DAVID) (Entered: 01/23/2015)
30Jan. 29, 2015ORDER GRANTING 29 Joint Motion for Extension of Time, signed by Magistrate Judge Joi Elizabeth Peake on 01/29/2015. IT IS ORDERED the joint motion is GRANTED and all remaining claim construction deadlines and the deadline to select the mediator are extended by twenty (20) days, as set out in this order. (Coyne, Michelle) (Entered: 01/29/2015)
31Feb. 18, 2015Joint MOTION for Extension of Time OFLOCAL PATENT RULE DEADLINE AND DEADLINE TO SELECT A MEDIATOR by FN AMERICA, LLC. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(VAN ARNAM, ROBERT) (Entered: 02/18/2015)
32Feb. 23, 2015ORDER GRANTING 31 Motion for Extension of Time, signed by Magistrate Judge Joi Elizabeth Peake on 02/23/2015. IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that the Joint Motion 31 is GRANTED and all remaining claim construction deadlines and the deadline to select a mediator are extended by fourteen (14) days as follows: Proposed Terms and Claim Elements for Construction shall be simultaneously exchanged by the parties pursuant to LR 104.1 on March 9, 2015; Preliminary Claim Constructions and Extrinsic Evidence shall be simultaneously exchanged by the parties pursuant to LR 104.2 on March 30, 2015; The parties shall file a Joint Claim Construction Statement pursuant to LR 104.3 on or before April 20, 2015; The deadline for completion of claim construction discovery pursuant to LR 104.4 is May 18, 2015; Each party shall file an opening claim construction brief and evidence supporting claim construction pursuant to LR 104.5 on or before June 1, 2015. Each party shall file a responsive brief and supporting evidence pursuant to LR 104.5(b) on or before June 22, 2015; The deadline for the parties to select a mediator is March 19, 2015. All other deadlines remain as previously set. (Coyne, Michelle) (Entered: 02/23/2015)
33April 6, 2015NOTICE of Voluntary Dismissal of case by Plaintiff REMINGTON ARMS COMPANY, LLC. (BOAZ, DAVID) (Entered: 04/06/2015)
REMINGTON ARMS COMPANY, LLC. v. FN AMERICA, LLC COURT CASE 1:14-cv-00399
Cadex Defence Modular Firearm Stock System Patent Application US20120047786
Cadex Defence Modular Firearm Stock System Patent Grant US8429844