BIG FLATS, N.Y. - Nov 12, 2008 - On September 15, 2008, NoTubes.com® filed a lawsuit against Specialized Bicycle Components Inc. ("Specialized") alleging that certain rims and wheels of Specialized infringe U.S. Patent No. 7,334,846 (the "'846 patent"). This lawsuit, styled K.G. Motors, Inc. v. Specialized Bicycle Components, Inc., is currently pending in the United States District Court for the Western District of New York.
As set forth in NoTubes's complaint, Specialized is alleged to infringe the '846 patent by making, using, selling, offering for sale, and/or importing into the United States certain tubeless wheels and rims, including without limitation Specialized's Roval brand wheels. The technology disclosed and claimed in the '846 patent was invented by NoTubes's founder and owner, Stan Koziatek, while pursuing a better solution for tubeless bicycle wheels and rims.
source: Stan Koziatek