Lawsuit Filed Against Columbia on Heated Clothing Innovation

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Columbia logoA lawsuit has been filed against Columbia Sportswear by Eugene, Oregon-based Innovative Sports. The plaintiff alleges that Columbia breached non-disclosure agreements and misappropriated trade secrets.

The lawsuit specifically claims that Innovative Sports designed and developed technology for heated clothing and disclosed those designs to Columbia Sportswear through confidential meetings and business relationships covered by non-disclosure agreements. Two Washington companies are also being sued in the lawsuits by Innovative Sports, The Allyn Group and NCS Power.

Steve Reuter Joins Boardworks as Brand Enters Rescue Equipment Sector

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Steve ReuterMike Fox, owner of Boardworks and former Hawaiian lifeguard, has teamed up with California lifeguard Steve Reuter, a rescue equipment designer. Together they have developed a line of Rescue Boards designed to be stronger, safer and more innovative than current market offerings.

Reuter has been a professional lifeguard since 1976 and works as a rescue boat captain in Southern California. He has been awarded the Medal of Valor for bravery, twice. When not saving lives Reuter enjoys surfing, scuba diving and sailing.

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