Brian R. Gilchrist and Ryan T. Santurri secured a major victory for Axon, formerly TASER International, the manufacturer of TASER-branded conducted electrical weapon (CEW) technologies

Judge Paul Byron of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida entered a permanent injunction against Florida-based Phazzer Electronics, Inc. banning sales of the infringing Phazzer Enforcer CEW and dart cartridges. The injunction entered Friday prohibits Phazzer and its officers, agents, employees, and anyone else acting in concert with them, from making, using, offering for sale, selling, donating, distributing, importing or exporting Phazzer CEWs and associated cartridges.

Phazzer is further enjoined from false advertising and comparison to TASER® brand products. In imposing sanctions against Phazzer, including an award of treble damages, attorneys’ fees and costs, the Court found that Phazzer “engaged in a pattern of bad faith conduct designed and intended to delay, stall, and increase the cost of this litigation,” and that Phazzer repeatedly disregarded Court Orders thereby exhibiting “contemptuous”, “egregious”, “flagrant” and “intentional obstructionist behavior” resulting in willful “abuse [of] the judicial process.”

Axon is represented by Brian R. Gilchrist and Ryan T. Santurri of ADD+G.

A copy of the order can be found at Dkt_183_Order Granting TASERs Motion for Sanctions