TrafFix Devices, Inc. Files Patent Infringement Suit Against Lindsay Transportation Solutions, LLC

TrafFix Devices, Inc., a leader in producing innovative road safety products, has filed a patent infringement lawsuit in California against Lindsay Transportation Solutions, LLC.

In the lawsuit, TrafFix Devices alleges that making, selling, or using Lindsay Transportation’s ABSORB-M crash cushion in the United States infringes four patents relating to the innovative design of TrafFix Device’s popular Sentry Longitudinal Energy Dissipater (SLED®) line of crash attenuators. The SLED® crash attenuators are supported by TrafFix Devices significant investment in research and development. All four of the patents asserted in the lawsuit relate to technology for end treatment arrays for crash attenuation.

TrafFix Devices asked the court for an injunction barring sales of Lindsay Transportation’s infringing crash cushions, payment of money damages due to TrafFix Devices lost sales, and to recover its attorney fees for the lawsuit.

Brent Kulp, TrafFix Devices, Inc. President, commented that: “TrafFix Devices is committed to staying on the cutting edge of product innovation, and to protecting the valuable intellectual property that we incorporate into our highway safety products. We will not tolerate infringing copies of our innovative products.”

“TrafFix Devices had no choice but to take legal action to stop Lindsay Transportation’s ongoing and unlawful infringement of TrafFix Device’s patented technology,” said Christy Lea, counsel for TrafFix Devices and litigation partner at Knobbe Martens, a leading Intellectual Property law firm.

TrafFix Devices, Inc. is a 35 year old manufacturer of traffic control devices and crash attenuation products. It designs, manufactures, and supports products which save lives on the world’s highways. The company’s products include crash attenuators, barricades, barriers, cones, delineators, drums, signs & stands, impact trackers, portable delineators, and various additional highway safety devices. Those products are designed and engineered to meet the highway requirements of countries around the world. TrafFix Devices manufactures all of its own products and takes tremendous pride in their engineering and technical performance. The company’s corporate headquarters are in San Clemente, California, and it has manufacturing locations in Fairfield, Iowa; Adelanto, CA; and Tijuana, Mexico.

ACG OC – 25th Annual Awards Gala

ACG Orange County’s 25th Annual Awards Gala celebrates the best middle market companies in Orange County and the Inland Empire – as evaluated by a respected panel of independent judges. TrafFix Devices, Inc. is being recognized and honor with a select group of companies who have demonstrated outstanding growth and leadership in their respective industries.

The ACG Awards Silver Anniversary Gala Event Details: Learn More »

September 24, 2020 4 PM – 5:30 PM PDT
Virtual Event

4224 Northeast Halsey Street
Portland, OR 97213
United States

The Association for Corporate Growth has chapters worldwide representing 15,000 members and whose mission is to drive middle-market growth. ACG serves 90,000 investors, executives, lenders and advisers to growing middle-market companies.

TrafFix Devices Prevails in Court

Fisher Phillips said client TrafFix Devices, Inc. won a race discrimination and wrongful termination case in Orange County Superior Court.

Fisher Phillips is a labor and workplace law firm based in Atlanta and with offices in about 30 cities, including Irvine.

San Clemente-based TrafFix makes products to control traffic and reduce the frequency and severity of automobile collisions.

Its ex-employee Barbara Ijeh Egbuta, a Nigerian immigrant — after making an internal complaint and a company investigation — sued for $12 million alleging discrimination based on race and national origin, unlawful retaliation, and wrongful termination.

Fisher Phillips argued that wrongful termination only applies if a complaint is filed in good faith, and that based on Egbuta’s complaint, the company’s investigation and employee interviews, she couldn’t reasonably believe her actions were protected.

The trial began in May and lasted 18 days.

Deirdre Newman, Orange County Business Journal

Students from Pacific Coast Christian Homeschool

Today we had the great honor of hosting a group of students from Pacific Coast Christian Homeschool. It all started last year when we got a call from a parent asking if we could host a birthday party for their son, Brody. You see, Brody wants to grow up to become an Engineer and one day work for TrafFix Devices; they said “He is obsessed with your orange drums, cones, and especially the Scorpion.” We were overjoyed that he was so intrigued by our company and what we do that would couldn’t help but host his birthday party. Brody was joined by 9 of his friends where they got to tour of our San Clemente facility and see what really goes into creating highway safety products.

After his party, Brody told all of his friends at school and church what he did for his birthday. He kept talking about it…. for months. Fast-forward to last week when we got another call from the parents who asked if we could host a school field trip for Brody and his classmates. We had such fun hosting his birthday party that we more than happy to show his classmates around.

But this time, we turned it up to 11!

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Mythbusters feature the Water-Wall

The MythBusters, an Emmy-nominated series on Discovery, are known for uncovering the truth behind popular myths and legends. They do this by mixing the scientific method with child-like curiosity and good ol’ fashioned ingenuity to create one of the best science shows on television. MythBusters is hosted by Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage, who have more than 30 combined years of special effects experience, along with co-hosts Tory Belleci, Kari Byron, and Grant Imahara.

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Jack Kulp Chosen For Cal Poly Engineering Hall of Fame


From a list of over 25,000 Cal Poly Pomona Engineering Alumni, Jack Kulp, the Founder and CEO of TrafFix Devices, was chosen as one of 22 Engineers to be part of the inaugural class of the Engineering Hall of Fame. This new Hall of Fame will serve to recognize distinguished engineers and their achievements as well as inspire future generations of students. The official induction ceremonies and unveiling of the Cal Poly Engineering Hall of Fame will take place on on campus in Pomona.

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Less than half of US roads are rated “good”

The Gary Stoller article in the July 29 USA Today speaks to a great portion of US roads and bridges which are in desperate need of repair. Stoller says that less than half of all US roads are rated “good.”

Indeed, just 38% of the pavement on roads stretching miles across the USA is in “good” condition, according to the analysis, while about one in 10 of the nation’s bridges are “structurally deficient.”
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