By  on November 30, 2017

Adidas isn’t willing to accept that Nike deserves legal ownership of a technology for manufacturing knitted uppers for athletic shoes.

Adidas has been fighting since 2012 to overturn a Nike patent on its Flyknit technology, which is purportedly unique in that it creates a double-layered knit upper for athletic shoes in a cylindrical shape without the usual seams that then attaches to a sole. In October, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office sided with Nike in upholding its patent.

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