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Leupold Files Lawsuit Against Nightforce Over Patent Violations

BEAVERTON, Ore. — Leupold & Stevens, Inc., has filed a civil suit in the U.S. District Court of Oregon alleging patent violations by Lightforce U.S.A., doing business as Nightforce. In the suit, Leupold & Stevens, Inc., alleges that Nightforce is marketing and selling products that infringe on a variety of patents owned by Leupold & Stevens, Inc. and is seeking all available remedies.

The lawsuit is based on six patents for riflescope adjustments, internal optical mechanisms, and flip covers.
Leupold & Stevens, Inc., has been pioneering riflescope and sporting optics technology since 1947, when it developed a non-fogging riflescope charged with nitrogen. Today, Leupold® has been granted over 151 patents and design registrations in 18 countries, representing Leupold’s continued commitment to innovation and development of sports optics. For more information on Leupold products, please visit us at

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2 Responses to “Leupold Files Lawsuit Against Nightforce Over Patent Violations”

  1. thedude says:

    Well since NF bought Horus, NF will now be charging leupold $$$$$ for the horus reticle.

    • Diddler says:

      If I were running the show at Leupold I would just stop using those reticles for commercial use and only continue in contract optics. Horus makes cool stuff but they’re not the only solution in town.