LaserMax, a New York-based company now registered in Delaware, explains that it has held the patent on the product since May 9, 2008, when it was registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and that the patent expires in February 2026, so it is entitled to compensation for the use and sale of the design.
The company argues that Sellmark, a Texas company that owns a five gun accessory and hunting companies, violated Patent Laws of the U.S., Title 35 of the U.S. Code.
LaserMax alleges that Sellmark did not seek nor obtain a license for the patent. Additionally, it says that the Sellmark president, James Sellers, was notified about the infringement in April 2011, when it sent a letter explaining the issue and the patent. In response, Sellmark claimed that the patent was not archived.
LaserMax says it is entitled to monetary damages adequate to compensate for the infringement with interest, court costs and attorney’s fees.
The Glock G45 and S&W M&P are two of the most popular handguns on the market today. There's a reason for this. They’re both fantastic guns. But is one better than the other? Technically, no. But personally, yes. Let's find out.