Car Shade Inventor Wins Patent Infringement Suit

Abraham Levy, a Westlake Village inventor, won a $250,000 judgment in a suit against L&M; Enterprises, a Phoenix company he claimed infringed on his patent for folding cardboard car shades, according to CarCool, Levy’s company.

Levy sued L&M; and its owner, Linda Goldman, in 1987, alleging that the company sold unauthorized copies of his shade design. Levy won the last of four patents for his shades in 1980 and has sued many alleged violators of the patents.

CarCool produces and markets the shades and also licenses the right to produce the shades to about 350 other companies.