Foley & Lardner LLP represented the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks in connection with its development of a high-tech, adjustable thermal bench for its players. The specifications for the customized performance seating was developed by the Bucks and designed to enhance on-court performance by maintaining elevated body temperature and proper anthropometrics when players are seated.
Foley’s representation included protecting the Bucks’ intellectual property and negotiating with Figueras Seating USA for the engineering and manufacture of seating meeting the Bucks’ specifications.
The state-of-art player bench can be heated to 106 degrees to maintain optimal muscle temperature. The seats can be individually elevated or lowered at a touch of button to accommodate player heights without blocking spectator sightlines.
Partner Aaron Tantleff and Special Counsel Matt Swietlik led the Foley team.
Read more about the Bucks’ famed bench here