Skechers also is seeking compensatory and punitive damages in the suit, though further financial details weren't provided.
Skechers has apparently argued that Madden’s Setta style, which has a woven elastic upper and molded rubber bottom, directly infringes on seven patents owned by Skechers that are used in its Go Walk collection.
For those of you that have been paying close attention to the footwear industry, you know that this is the first time the two brands have gone to court. The most recent case in 2011, Skechers sued Madden for infringing on its patented Twinkle Toes line. It is our understanding that the previous case was settled out of court.
Steven by Steve Madden - Setta