The United States Patent and Trademark Office Grants Rokform Patent
Protection for its Protective Cases and Mounting Systems
Innovative Cases and Rokform Mounting System (RMS)
Receives U.S. Patent #8,708,151
SANTA ANA, Calif. (May 2, 2014) –Rokform®, a leading manufacturer of smartphone and tablet cases and mounting systems, today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued the Company’s U.S. Patent #8,708,151, effective April 29, 2014. The patent covers Rokform’s complete line of mountable protective cases and mountable accessories for mobile devices and tablets.
Rokform first became known for its unique CNC machined aluminum iPhone cases and stands when the company launched in January 2011. Since then, it has expanded its case lineup to include injection molded high-impact polycarbonate cases for iPhone, iPad and Samsung devices.
Complementing the protective Rokform cases is the patented mounting system. The unique interlocking system quickly and easily secures the case to a variety of Rokform v3 accessories that are carefully engineered to match perfectly together. Additional mounting options are also available through an integrated magnet, allowing users to secure their device to any ferrous metal surface. A special non-slip grip houses the magnet and provides a third layer of security.
“Our entire team here at Rokform has spent countless hours engineering, testing and refining our cases and mounting systems to meet the needs of our users,” said Rokform CEO Jeff Whitten. “What we’ve come up with is a unique combination of products that fills a void in the marketplace and something that people have embraced. Patent protection of these technologies is paramount to our brand and will allow us to continue to develop innovative and useful products for many years to come.”
Rokform was represented before the Patent Office by intellectual property law firm Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP. “As a daily user of Rokform’s products in the car, on my bicycles and in the office, I am very familiar with the benefits provided by Rokform’s proprietary technology,” said Knobbe Martens partner Curt Dosier. “I’m pleased that the Patent Office recognized these benefits, as well, with the issuance of this patent.”
While Rokform’s sister company, Two Brothers Racing, holds several patents for its line of well known motorcycle and off-road exhaust systems and accessories, this is the first addition to Rokform’s Utility Patent portfolio. All Rokform products are designed and engineered in the USA by Rokform in Santa Ana.
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Launching in January 2011, Rokform® quickly established itself in the consumer electronics industry by manufacturing uniquely designed and engineered products for the iPhone, iPad and Galaxy devices. With a background in the highly demanding and rigorous motorsports industry, Rokform has created mountable cases and accessories that go Beyond Protection, using only the best billet aluminum and polycarbonate materials to withstand the everyday lives of our users. Most Rokform products are proudly manufactured right here in the USA. www.rokform.com
About Knobbe Martens
With over 275 lawyers and scientists nationwide, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP dedicates its practice to all aspects of intellectual property law including litigation. Consistently ranked among the top intellectual property firms worldwide, Knobbe Martens serves a diverse group of clients from multinational corporations to emerging businesses of all stages. Headquartered in Orange County, California, Knobbe Martens also has offices in San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Seattle, and Washington, D.C. More information about the firm can be found at www.knobbe.com.