SRAM loses aero wheel patent case against Princeton Carbon Works

Case recently headed to court after SRAM levelled accusation of infringement at Princeton in January

Princeton Carbonworks wavy rim
(Image credit: Princeton Carbonworks)

Princeton Carbon Works has prevailed after a two-week trial in which the US brand had been accused by SRAM of infringement on two of its patents relating to the design of the Zipp 454 NSW wheels. 

According to Bicycle Retailer and Industry News, the recent court case concluded with a jury returning a verdict finding that Princeton had not infringed on any patents and was not due any damages.

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Tom joined Cycling Weekly in early 2022 and his news stories, rider interviews and features appear both online and in the magazine. 

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