Here’s a case involving the “Loins of Punjab”. New Delhi-based Enkay Rubber Co. which manufactures bladder shells for inflatable balls including soccer balls has alleged infringement of its US Patents 6,544,608 B1 and 6,949,276 B2 by Score American Soccer Co., Uniroyal Goodrich and Michelin N.A. According to the former, the defendants imported certain soccer balls, including the Jupiter soccer ball, from Sports Syndicate and Hans Raj Mahajan & Sons from
Punjab, which infringe claims of the patents. The case has been assigned to U.S. District Judge in Texas T. John Ward.