Texas grocer H-E-B has filed a lawsuit against Home Depot and other companies alleging that they have infringed on patents for their Kodi private brand cooler. H-E-B filed its lawsuit Friday in federal court in Waco, Texas.
First reported by the San Antonio Express-News, H-E-B is asking the court to recall the infringing coolers and order the destruction of all coolers, plates, and molds used to manufacture them.
“At H-E-B, we invest heavily in innovation across our company to provide our customers the best quality products and customer experience available,” spokeswoman Dya Campos told the Express-News. “As a result, we cannot be idle spectators while others use without permission the intellectual property H-E-B and its partners have worked so hard to develop. While we would prefer to not go to court, H-E-B will vigorously fight to protect our investments and brand.”