July 25, 2016 6:16 AM ET


Company Overview of BRP US Inc.

Company Overview

BRP US Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, markets, and distributes motorized recreational vehicles in the United States and internationally. It offers snowmobiles, watercraft and sport boats, outboard engines, all-terrain vehicles, and karts. The company also offers a range of clothing, as well as parts and accessories, including helmets. It sells its products through direct dealers in North America. The company has operations in the Americas, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific. The company was formerly known as Bombardier Motor Corporation Of America and changed its name to BRP US Inc. in April, 2004. The company was incorporated in 1995 and is based in Sturtevant, Wisconsin. It has a plant in...

10101 Science Drive

Sturtevant, WI 53177

United States

Founded in 1995





Key Executives for BRP US Inc.

Senior Advisor of International Sales & Marketing
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

BRP US Inc. Key Developments

Arctic Cat Inc. Wins Triple Damages of $46.7 Million in Patent-Infringement Lawsuit Against Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. and BRP U.S. Inc

Arctic Cat Inc. announced that a federal court judge for the Southern District of Florida (Miami) awarded triple damages of $46.7 million in a patent-infringement suit filed by Arctic Cat against Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. and BRP U.S. Inc. Initially, a jury awarded Arctic Cat just over $15 million on June 1, 2016, after unanimously finding that the defendants will fully infringed all asserted claims in two of Arctic Cat’s patents for an innovative off-throttle assisted steering technology. Arctic Cat’s technology is an important safety mechanism designed to prevent on-water collisions and accidents in personal watercraft (PWC). The federal judge tripled the damages in the case, due to the makers of the Sea-Doo jet propulsion PWC committing willful infringement.

Hagens Berman Files Patent-Infringement Lawsuit against Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. and BRP U.S. Inc

A patent-infringement suit has been filed against Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. and BRP U.S. Inc. alleging that the makers of the jet propulsion personal watercraft (PWC), Sea-Doo, have committed substantial acts of infringement. The complaint, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, states that the companies have marketed, promoted, offered for sale, sold and distributed Sea-Doo personal watercraft that infringe on the intellectual property of its competitor Arctic Cat. A long-standing safety concern in the PWC industry is the inability to steer a PWC once the throttle is released, as is common in emergency situations, particularly for inexperienced riders. According to the complaint, Arctic Cat was responsible for originally developing a novel and effective off-throttle thrust mechanism to make PWC safer. The technology provides riders with temporary 'steerable thrust' when the rider turns in off-throttle situations to help prevent fatalities and injuries from collisions. Arctic Cat representatives demonstrated the technology to the Coast Guard, representatives of BRP and others in the PWC industry in 1999 and 2000. The United States Patent and Trademark Office awarded Arctic Cat patents for its novel and valuable off-throttle steering technology, entitled 'Watercraft with Steer-Response Engine Speed Controller' and 'Controlled Thrust Steering System for Watercraft.' According to the complaint, BRP originally attempted to provide off-throttle steering with an alternative technology called 'Off-Power Assisted Steering' (OPAS) which relied on mechanical rudders in low and off-power situations. Ultimately, in 2009, BRP began transitioning its line of Sea-Doo PWC to 'Off-Throttle Assisted Steering' (OTAS) technology that, according to the complaint, infringes the patents asserted by Arctic Cat.

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