TMZ reports that in a HUGE $100 million suit, a man named Hooshmand Harooni is suingKimsaprincess, Inc. over profits from the LuMee.
Perhaps one of the biggest boosts to LuMee came after Kardashian West took a selfie with presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. The only difference between Harooni's device and the LuMee, he claims in the lawsuit, is that Harooni's features a built-in charger while the LuMee does not.
Snaplight has asked the court to "level" the playing field by enjoining Kardashian West from promoting and using the selfie cases, and Urban Outfitters from infringing.
A representative for the Kardashians told TMZ, "The patent lawsuit filed by Snap Light has no merit and is just another attempted shakedown. Kim has done absolutely nothing wrong", said Kardashian's rep.
Snaplight on Monday documented a patent encroachment claim in California government court.
If Harooni has the receipts to prove that the illuminated phone case really was his idea, he may have a case. Still, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office approved LuMee. meaning there are likely meaningful differences between the products. Then she made a decision to take a photo and stick it on the internet.
Kardashian is frequently seen on social media using the LuMee case. I mean, you know, you're a famous celebrity, maybe you have.
Kardashian has been dragged into an ongoing battle between the case makers.
Lumee announced in January 2016 that it was partnering with Kardashian West as an adviser.
LuMee cases cost $39.95 for the standard version or $69.95 for a cover with lights on both sides. Mr. Hooshmand Harooni, the inventor of the '644 patent, is the true pioneer and innovator of illuminated selfie cases. Ms.