As TFB recently reported, on May 11th, 2021, SIG SAUER filed a lawsuit against Springfield Armory. This lawsuit alleges that Springfield infringed upon SIG’s intellectual property in the form of patents on their pistol magazines, specific to the P365 and Hellcat model mags. Clearly, there is a great deal of overlap in terms of the sector of the market that each company is targeting with these handguns. Springfield has now fired back with their own statement, asserting that they believe this is the real cause for SIG’s lawsuit, and that their Hellcat magazines do not actually breach any of the rules surrounding US patent law. Springfield’s press release to this effect reads as follows.
Springfield Armory® Responds to Competitor’s Claims
What do you think, readers? Does SIG have a point, or is this a frivolous lawsuit, as Springfield has stated? How do each company’s statements and stances on this issue affect your view of the manufacturers or their products, if they have any effect at all? Are you more or less likely to buy either a P365 or a Hellcat, in light of this lawsuit and the press releases surrounding it? Or do you not care either way, and you more just view the guns based on their own performance and merit? Let us know your feedback in the comments below! See you at the range.