Archive for the 'Karbon Arms Inc.' Category

USA – Laurinburg, North Carolina City Council hears details of general fund [replacing Karbon tasers with Taser(r)] (2014-05-13)

Posted on May 13 2014 by admin

 [[SUMMARY /COMMENTS: Laurinburg (pop. 16,000) City Council is spending $31,000 for new tasers to replace the Karbon stun –guns it has purchased: “If they continued to use them they will not be covered, liability wise,” he said. This follows a court ruling that deemed the current weapons unusable.]] Laurinburg Exchange, N.C., by Abbi Overfelt LAURINBURG […]

USA – Ocala, Florida Sheriff’s deputies have stun guns again (2014-05-10)

Posted on May 10 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Months after their stun guns were taken away due to a court order citing patent infringement – they had been issued with KARBON “tasers” – all 186 police officers in Ocala (pop. 55,000) will be re-issued with Taser X26s, for about $300,000, with a five-year warranty on their tasers.]], by Austin […]

USA – Peabody, Massachusetts police left in lurch by stun gun patent case (2014-02-20)

Posted on February 20 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: When TASER Inc. won its $2.4-million patent case against Karbon Arms in January 2014, this has left those very few police department that purchased non-TASER tasers: Karbon’s products. Since the lawsuit agreement required Karbon to list all its customers, the good folks at TASER Inc have contacted the Peabody Police Department (who […]

USA – Marion County, Florida Stun Guns Ruled Illegal; Hopeful for Replacements (2014-02-18)

Posted on February 18 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: One of several examples of police looking to replace its “Karbon tasers” (see “Karbon” in the general index) following TASER International’s successful federal trademark infringement lawsuit involving Karbon Arms stun guns. More than 200 “tasers” are involved in the county in central Florida (pop. 335,000), each costing nearly $1000. A court ruled […]

USA – Marion County Stun Guns Ruled Illegal; Hopeful for Replacements (2014-02-17)

Posted on February 17 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: As a result of a federal trademark infringement lawsuit involving Karbon Arms stun guns, Marion County can no longer use its 200 Karbon® tasers (at $1000 a piece). Two other counties – Levy and Orange – are having to purchase new Taser ®.]] The Marion County Sheriff’s office is looking to […]

USA – Saginawm, Michigan orders new Taser supply after patent lawsuit ruling renders 70 devices useless (2014-02-04)

Posted on February 4 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: TASER Inc. monopoly expensive for small municipality: Last year Saginaw (Pop. 50,000) police purchased 70 Karbon Arms MPID electronic control devices, commonly known as “stun guns” or “Tasers.” But officers can no longer use those weapons, following a patent infringement lawsuit against Karbon that found in TASER International’s favour. The cost of […]

USA – Why Taser’s only rival gave up electroshock for lemonade (2014-01-31)

Posted on January 31 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Good background on the $2.4 million patent lawsuit that Taser International has just won from Karbon Arms, Taser’s last standing competitor in the stun-gun industry, and the man behind Karbon, Robert Grudert, who saw the stun-gun market as a great opportunity already in 2002 (with the Stinger trademark, approved in 2004). But TASER […]

USA – TASR Rallies After Court Blocks Rival In Patent Case (2014-01-14)

Posted on January 14 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: TASER has just strengthened its monopoly position over the stungun market … TASR stock rises 3% as the corporation wins its patent case against its only real US competitor, Karbon Arms (ex-Stinger Systems), after six years of litigation. TASER Inc. also says sales of the Axon line of small video cameras. The […]

USA – Taser International Awarded $2.38 Million in Patent Case (2014-01-13)

Posted on January 13 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: TASER monopoly victory! In a District of Delaware decision, the only contender for arming police with tasers is eliminated. Taser International Inc. makes an out-of-court settlement for $2.38 million with Karbon Arms LLC for infringement of three patents, avoiding a trial set to start today – and a permanent injunction blocking sales […]

USA- KARBON ARM’s Electrical Immobilization Device Market Primer (undated, downloaded 2013-01-09)

Posted on January 9 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: A long self-serving post (copied from a pdf file) by an upstart taser competitor, Karbon Arms – that has actually taken over from Stringer, which TASER International successfully put out of business. The text accuses TASER International of cynically misleading the police on the X26’s safety, overcharging for its parts, attempting to […]