The lawsuits, filed on July 25, name the defendants as Big Rock Sports (dba Swamp Fox Combat Gear), Brookshire Tool and Mfg. Company Inc. (dba ProMag Industries), Cole Industries and Plinker Arms (dba Plinker Tactical). Magpul claims the lawsuits are “…the largest and most significant to date brought by Magpul…”
What appears to be at the heart of the lawsuits are alleged infringement on US Patent #8,069,601. Magpul secured that patent for a rifle magazine, the basis of the PMAG or some variation thereof.
These kinds of lawsuits can often take years to resolve. How back-logged the court is, as well as how motivated the judge and involved parties are to resolve the issue, plays a role in how quickly these will reach a conclusion. Speaking with a former trial lawyer on the subject, I was told that getting to trial within a year would be very fast, and that it is not uncommon to see lawsuits such as these take several years to resolve.