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Lifetime Pursues Alleged Chinese Patent Infringers

October 21, 2013

CLEARFIELD, UTAH Lifetime Products, a world leader in blow-molded folding tables and chairs, recently took action to enforce its patent rights in China against Shaoxing Hongye Leisure Product Co., Ltd. Lifetime obtained information that suggested that Hongye was allegedly manufacturing tables and chairs that incorporate features that are covered by one or more of Lifetimes Chinese patents.The patent at issue has been the subject of successful litigation by Lifetime, in China,and has been upheld by the Chinese Patent and Trademark Office.On September 30, 2013, Lifetime filed an application with the Chinese Customs Department to have certain Hongye containers inspected for suspected patent infringement. On October 8, 2013, Chinese Customs in Ningbo, China detained 15 containers originating from Hongye that wer...

Lifetime Wins First Patent Infringement Lawsuit in China

April 20, 2012

CLEARFIELD, UTAH Lifetime Products, a world leader in blow-molded folding tables and chairs, announced today that the Shanghai First Intermediate Court entered a judgment against Zhejiang Bestem Furniture Co., Ltd., Zhejiang Bestem Machinery Co., Ltd. (previously called Hanghzou Dali Tools Packing Co., Ltd.), and Hangzhou Bestem Furniture Co., Ltd. (collectively, Bestem). The court found infringement of Chinese patent 03807208.4 by Bestem who was manufacturing folding utility tables that utilized the same table edge and corner design as those Lifetime invented and patented. Todays judgment requires Bestem to pay Lifetime compensation of 200,000 RMB (about $32,000). Bestem has 15 days to appeal the judgment. We are thrilled with the Chinese courts findings, said Lifetime President Richard Hendrickson. More i...

Chinese Court Orders Cease and Desist in Lifetime Products Trademark Infringement Case

November 21, 2011

CLEARFIELD, UTAH Lifetime Products, a world leader in blow-molded folding tables and chairs, announced today that the Shanghai Pudong New District Peoples Court issued a judgment in favor of Lifetimes trademark infringement case against Chinese manufacturer Zhejiang Lifan Furniture Co. Ltd/Hangzhou Xiaoshan Dadongnan Plastic Packing Co. Ltd (collectively Lifan). In April of 2011, Lifetime took action to enforce its trademark rights by instituting litigation against Lifan who was manufacturing folding utility tables that featured the Lifetime logo. The case involved seizing infringing products through both the local police and the Chinese customs authority. Todays judgment requires Lifan to cease and desist from infringing Lifetimes trademark, pay Lifetime compensation of 150,000 RMB, and destroy the infring...

Patent Board Grants Lifetime Products Protection Against Chinese Copyists

October 27, 2011

CLEARFIELD, UTAH Lifetime Products, a world leader in blow-molded folding tables and chairs, announced today that the Chinese Patent Reexamination Board (PRB) has found that all of the claims in Lifetimes Chinese patent no. 03807208.4 are valid. In April 2011, Lifetime took action to enforce its trademark rights by instituting litigation against Zhejiang Bestem Furniture Co., Ltd., Zhejiang Bestem Machinery Co., Ltd. (previously called Hanghzou Dali Tools Packing Co., Ltd.), and Hangzhou Bestem Furniture Co., Ltd. (collectively, Bestem) in Shanghai. In that litigation, Lifetime alleged that Bestems products infringe three of Lifetimes Chinese patents, specifically patent no. 200380100171.1 relating to Lifetimes Personal Table, and patent nos. 03807208.4 and 200710181918.0 both relating to Lifetimes Folding ...

Lifetime Pursues Alleged Chinese and Philippine Trademark Copyists

May 24, 2011

CLEARFIELD, UTAH Lifetime Products, a world leader in blow-molded folding tables and chairs, recently took action to enforce its trademark rights in China against Hangzhou Xiaoshan Dadongnan Packing Plastic Co.,Ltd./Zhejiang Lifan Furniture Company, Ltd. (Dadongnan). Lifetime recently obtained information that suggested that Dadongnan was manufacturing tables and chairs that included the Lifetime name and logo. Lifetime has long-standing trademark rights to its name and logo in China. With the assistance from its counsel in China and Chinese authorities, Lifetime detained a container of Dadongnan goods that was being shipped to the Philippines. Upon inspection of the container, Lifetime confirmed that the goods included the Lifetime name and logo. Based on that evidence, and at Lifetimes request, Chinese a...

Lifetime Products Files Patent Infringement Complaint Against Three Chinese Companies

February 12, 2010

CLEARFIELD, UTAH Lifetime Products, a leader in the blow-molded folding table and chair market, has filed a patent infringement complaint with the Shanghai No. 1 Intermediate Peoples Court for the Peoples Republic of China. The complaint - which was filed against Zhejiang Bestem Furniture Co., Ltd., Zhejiang Bestem Machinery Co., Ltd. (previously called Hanghzou Dali Tools Packing Co., Ltd.), and Hangzhou Bestem Furniture Co., Ltd. - alleges that the defendants infringe several Chinese patents owned by Lifetime Products covering its blow-molded plastic tables. All of the defendants are located in Zhejiang Province, Peoples Republic of China. Lifetime has a long history of enforcing its intellectual property rights in the United States and other countries throughout the world. This action represents the first ...

LIFETIME FILES COMPLAINT FOR PATENT INFRINGEMENT AGAINST SHOPKO STORES

December 14, 2006

CLEARFIELD, UTAH -- Lifetime Products Inc., a worldwide leader in the blow-molded folding table and chair market, has recently been granted additional patents directed to its inventive technology. Lifetime owns an extensive patent portfolio directed to blow-molded plastic tables, chairs and other seating products. Lifetime continues to seek additional patent coverage for its innovative products.Some of the patents recently granted to Lifetime include United States Patent Nos.: 7,069,865 High strength, lightweight blow-molded plastic structures; 7,051,662 Table with center support assembly; 7,096,799 Portable folding table; 7,096,800 Portable folding utility table with integral lip; 7,100,518 Pivotal connection of a table leg to a frame; 7,111,563 Edge and corner for a table top; 7,114,453 Table top with a plu...

LIFETIME GRANTED SUMMARY JUDGMENT IN TABLE PATENT CASE

June 6, 2005

CLEARFIELD, UTAH -- Lifetime Products Inc., the worldwide leader in the folding table and chair market, announced today that it has entered into a confidential settlement agreement with Daniel Paul Chairs, a manufacturer of folding chairs.Previously, Lifetime had notified Daniel Paul of their potential infringement on United States Patent No. 6,543,842 by selling a folding chair. In an effort to resolve the dispute, both parties enter into a confidential settlement agreement which includes the stipulation that Daniel Paul discontinue selling its folding chair.Lifetime intends to continue its vigorous pursuit of all available remedies against manufacturers, distributors, and all other unauthorized infringers of Lifetimes valuable intellectual property assets. The law firm of Workman Nydegger is representing Li...

LIFETIME ENTERS INTO LICENSING AGREEMENT WITH FDL - GRANTED NEW FOLDING TABLE PATENT

January 5, 2005

CLEARFIELD, UTAH -- Lifetime Products, Inc., a worldwide leader in the folding table market and an award-winning innovator with a strong commitment to intellectual property rights, today announced two further achievements in its ongoing and parallel efforts to protect its valuable intellectual property while increasing the quality and quantity of choices available to consumers.First, United States Patent No. 6,832,563 issued to Lifetime on December 21, 2004. This patent is the latest in the family of patents protecting Lifetimes intellectual property in its innovative light-weight folding utility table products.Second, FDL, Inc., an international manufacturer of furniture and seating products, has become the latest to recognize the value and importance of Lifetimes intellectual property by obtaining a license...

LIFETIME AND GSC ENTER INTO LICENSING AGREEMENT

May 14, 2004

CLEARFIELD, UT -- Lifetime Products, Inc., a worldwide leader in the folding table market, and GSC Technologies Corporation, a major manufacturer of folding tables and injection molded housewares, announced today that they have agreed to enter into a cross licensing agreement. Through the sharing of patents and technology, Lifetime and GSC believe consumers in all markets will benefit from receiving quality products that incorporate state-of-the-art design and features. Lifetime has granted a license to GSC relating to certain blow molded tables and blow molded chairs. GSC has shared technology and granted a license to Lifetime on certain product lines, intellectual property and related technology. Through this agreement, Lifetime and GSC have reached a resolution covering all matters between the parties tha...

LIFETIME GRANTED SUMMARY JUDGMENT AGAINST MAXCHIEF IN TABLE PATENT CASE

April 12, 2004

CLEARFIELD, UTAH -- Lifetime Products Inc., a worldwide leader in the folding table market, announced today that it was granted a summary judgment of literal infringement against Maxchief Investments, Ltd., a major Asian manufacturer of folding blow-molded tables. Previously, the United States District Court for the Central District of California had found that Maxchief and its distributors were infringing various Lifetime patents by importing and selling within the United States various Maxchief table products designated with PT model numbers. Initially, Maxchief tried to evade liability by arguing that its distributors were solely responsible for the infringing sales of its products within the United States. But once the court ruled that Maxchief shared its distributors liability for the infringing acts, Ma...

LIFETIME ANNOUNCES US DISTRICT COURT INTENDS TO FILE PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION AGAINST GSC

October 27, 2003

CLEARFIELD, UTAH -- Lifetime Products, Inc., a worldwide leader in the folding table market, announced today that the United States District Court for the District of Utah stated its intention to once again file a preliminary injunction against GSC Technology Corporation, a Canadian company charged with copying Lifetimes recently introduced Personal Table product line.Lifetime introduced its Personal Table product line last fall. The Personal Table is a durable, versatile and portable personal space solution with adjustable height settings, designed for indoor and outdoor use.GSC sought to present an additional product design to compete with the Lifetime Personal Table. Upon learning of the additional GSC offering, Lifetime once again sought to enjoin any further manufacture, use, sales and offers to sell the...

LIFETIME GRANTED SUMMARY JUDGMENT IN TABLE PATENT CASE

July 9, 2003

CLEARFIELD, UTAH -- Lifetime Products Inc., a worldwide leader in the folding table market, announced today that it was granted a summary judgment of literal infringement against Maxchief Investments, Ltd., a major Asian manufacturer of folding blow-molded tables. Previously, the United States District Court for the Central District of California had found that Maxchiefs distributor Alton Industries, Inc. had infringed Lifetimes United States Patent No. 6,431,092 by importing and selling various Maxchief table products. At that time, Maxchief postponed a finding that it too had infringed Lifetimes patent by arguing that Maxchiefs distributors, rather than Maxchief itself, were responsible for the infringing importation and sale of Maxchiefs products. But in todays ruling, the court rejected Maxchiefs assertio...

LIFETIME WINS INJUNCTION AGAINST GSC

July 9, 2003

CLEARFIELD, UTAH -- Lifetime Products Inc., a worldwide leader in the folding table market, announced today that it was granted a preliminary injunction by the United States District Court for the District of Utah against GSC Technology Corporation, a Canadian company charged with copying Lifetimes recently introduced Personal Table product line.Lifetime introduced its Personal Table product line last fall. The Personal Table is a durable, versatile and portable personal space solution with adjustable height settings, designed for indoor and outdoor use.Upon learning that GSC had begun marketing and distributing a copy of the Lifetime Personal Table, Lifetime brought suit for infringement of various Lifetime patents that protect the innovative designs embodied in the Lifetime Personal Table. The court has det...

LIFETIME AND ICEBERG ENTER INTO LICENSING AGREEMENT

April 15, 2003

CLEARFIELD, UTAH Lifetime Products Inc., a worldwide leader in the folding table market, and Iceberg Enterprises, LLC, a major domestic manufacturer of resin-based office furniture, announced today that they have entered into a cross licensing agreement.Through the sharing of patents and technology, Lifetime and Iceberg believe consumers in all markets will benefit from receiving quality products that incorporate state-of-the-art design and features. Lifetime has granted a license to Iceberg covering a portfolio of folding table patents. Iceberg has shared technology and granted a license to Lifetime on other Iceberg products. Established in 1986, Lifetime Products is a privately held company headquartered in Clearfield, Utah. Lifetime Products manufactures high-impact polyethylene folding tables, chairs and...

LIFETIME AND THE HON COMPANY ENTER INTO LICENSING AGREEMENT

April 14, 2003

CLEARFIELD, UTAH Lifetime Products Inc., a worldwide leader in the folding table market, announced today that it entered into a licensing agreement with The HON Company, a major domestic manufacturer and distributor of office furniture. Through this licensing agreement, Lifetime and The HON Company have reached a resolution that stipulates to a dismissal of Lifetimes Complaint and The HON Companys Counterclaims in the United States District Court for the District of Utah and the United States District Court for the Central District of California. Both Lifetime Products and The HON Company agree that through the license granted by Lifetime to The HON Company, the consumers in all markets will benefit from receiving quality products that incorporate state of the art design and features.In 1998, Lifetime introd...

LIFETIME WINS JUDGMENT IN TABLE PATENT CASE PURCHASES NORTHPOLE TABLE DIVISION

April 8, 2003

CLEARFIELD, UTAH Lifetime Products Inc., a worldwide leader in the folding table market, announced today that a Consent Judgment was granted in its patent infringement litigation case with NorthPole in connection with blow-molded, polyethylene folding utility tables. The Consent Judgment granted in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California today concluded that Lifetimes folding table patents are valid, enforceable and infringed. As a result, NorthPole has agreed to the entry of an injunction permanently enjoining it from manufacturing, selling, or importing blow-molded tables. This Consent Judgment is an enormous victory for Lifetime, explained Lifetime Sales and Marketing Vice President Brent Allen. Lifetime invented the first blow-molded utility table and we are dedicated to ...

LIFETIME PRODUCTS WINS CONSENT JUDGMENT IN PATENT CASE

April 8, 2003

CLEARFIELD, UTAH-- UTAH COMPANY PURCHASES NORTHPOLE TABLE DIVISION -- Lifetime Products Inc., a worldwide leader in the folding table market, announced today that a Consent Judgment was granted in its patent infringement litigation case with NorthPole in connection with blow-molded, polyethylene folding utility tables. The Consent Judgment granted in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California today concluded that Lifetimes folding table patents are valid, enforceable and infringed. As a result, NorthPole has agreed to the entry of an injunction permanently enjoining it from manufacturing, selling, or importing blow-molded tables. This Consent Judgment is an enormous victory for Lifetime, explained Lifetime Sales and Marketing Vice President Brent Allen. Lifetime invented the fir...

LIFETIME PRODUCTS GRANTED ANOTHER FOLDING TABLE PATENT

March 11, 2003

CLEARFIELD, UTAH -- Lifetime Products Inc., a worldwide leader in the folding table market, announced today that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued U.S. Patent Number 6,530,331 B2 (the 331 patent) entitled Portable Folding Utility Table with Integral Receiving Members. This patent is directed towards Lifetimes best selling folding tables with blow-molded tabletops and foldable legs. According to Lifetime Tables and Chairs Sales Vice President Vince Rhoton, Lifetimes newest patent adds additional enforcement strength to Lifetimes recently issued Patent Number 6,431,092. Lifetime prides itself on its innovative and proprietary products. Consequently, a variety of patents, trademarks, and other rights are used to protect the inventive designs of Lifetime Products. These patents and tradema...

LIFETIME PRODUCTS GRANTED FOLDING TABLE PATENT

March 11, 2003

CLEARFIELD, UTAH Lifetime Products Inc., a worldwide leader in the folding table market, announced today that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued U.S. Patent Number 6,530,331 B2 (the 331 patent) entitled Portable Folding Utility Table with Integral Receiving Members. This patent is directed towards Lifetimes best selling folding tables with blow-molded tabletops and foldable legs.According to Lifetime Tables and Chairs Sales Vice President Vince Rhoton, Lifetimes newest patent adds additional enforcement strength to Lifetimes recently issued Patent Number 6,431,092. Lifetime prides itself on its innovative and proprietary products. Consequently, a variety of patents, trademarks, and other rights are used to protect the inventive designs of Lifetime Products. These patents and trademarks ...

COURT FINDS INFRINGEMENT OF LIFETIME’S PATENT

February 21, 2003

CLEARFIELD, UTAH Lifetime Products Inc., a worldwide leader in the folding table market, announced today that it was granted a summary judgment of literal infringement against Alton Industries, Inc., a competitor in the folding table market. This decision by the Court represents a major success in the enforcement of patents that protect Lifetimes blow-molded, polyethylene folding utility tables, said Larry R. Laycock, lead litigation counsel for Lifetime.Lifetime recently filed claims in the United States District Court for the Central District of California against Alton Industries, Inc. and its supplier Maxchief Investments, Limited for infringement of Lifetimes recently issued United States Patent No. 6,431,092. On February 19, 2003, the Court entered an Order granting summary judgment in favor of Lifetim...

NORTHPOLE DENIED MOTION IN LITIGATION WITH LIFETIME PRODUCTS

November 14, 2002

CLEARFIELD, UTAH Lifetime Products Inc., a worldwide leader in the folding table market, has achieved another victory in its ongoing efforts to enforce its intellectual property portfolio against copyists of Lifetimes innovative product designs of blow-molded, polyethylene folding banquet tables. Lifetime has proceeded aggressively with lawsuits against several competitors who Lifetime has determined are infringing upon the valuable intellectual property interests embodied in Lifetimes line of folding tables. As part of this effort, Lifetime is engaged in patent infringement litigation with NorthPole LLC and its Hong Kong parent NorthPole, Limited in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. On Tuesday, that court entered an order denying NorthPoles motion for summary judgment...

LIFETIME PRODUCTS CONTINUES LITIGATION AGAINST NORTHPOLE

October 21, 2002

CLEARFIELD, UTAH Lifetime Products Inc., a worldwide leader in the folding table market, continues to seek judicial enforcement of its patents issued in connection with its blow-molded, polyethylene folding banquet tables. Lifetime has proceeded aggressively with lawsuits against several competitors who Lifetime has determined are infringing upon the valuable intellectual property interests embodied in Lifetimes line of folding tables. Recently, Lifetime filed claims seeking damages from NorthPole LLC and NorthPole, Limited, as well as injunctive relief that would prohibit NorthPole from making or selling products that infringe upon Lifetimes patents. The United States District Court for the Northern District of California recently issued its first ruling on a motion filed by Lifetime in the NorthPole case, ...

LIFETIME PRODUCTS GRANTED FOLDING TABLE PATENT

August 14, 2002

CLEARFIELD, UTAH Lifetime Products Inc., a worldwide leader in the folding table market, announced today that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued U.S. Patent Number 6,431,092 (the 092 patent) entitled Portable Folding Utility Table with Center Support Assembly. This patent is directed towards Lifetimes best selling folding tables with blow-molded tabletops and foldable legs.According to Lifetime Tables and Chairs Sales Vice President Vince Rhoton, Lifetimes newest patent is a significant patent with 115 claims. Lifetime prides itself on its innovative and proprietary products. Consequently, a variety of patents, trademarks, and other rights are used to protect the inventive designs of Lifetime Products. These patents and trademarks not only recognize the innovation and distinctiveness of...

LIFETIME PRODUCTS WINS INJUNCTION AGAINST WEN’S PHOENIX

March 4, 2002

CLEARFIELD, UTAH Lifetime Products Inc., a worldwide leader in the folding table market, announced today that it has obtained a Court Order granting its Motion for Preliminary Injunctive Relief against Wens Phoenix Corporation, a competitor in the folding table market. The Court Order was granted in the Federal District Court for the Central District of California, Southern Division.The Court Order concluded that Defendant Wens Phoenix Corporation, its officers, agents, servants, employees, attorneys and all other persons in active concert or participation with them are enjoined from manufacturing, selling, and importing the accused B-27230 table of Wens Phoenix. The Order also provides that Wens Phoenix is enjoined from actively inducing others to infringe and from engaging in any acts of contributory infri...

LIFETIME PRODUCTS FILES LAWSUIT AGAINST CORRELL

December 21, 2001

CLEARFIELD, UTAH Lifetime Products Inc., a worldwide leader in the folding table market, announced that it has filed a lawsuit against Correll, Inc. in the Federal District Court in Salt Lake City, Utah. The lawsuit alleges that Correll has engaged in acts of patent infringement in connection with their blow-molded, polyethylene folding banquet tables.Lifetime has asked the Court for an award of money damages, as well as an injunction that would prohibit Correll from developing, selling, or licensing products that infringe upon Lifetimes patents. The law firm of Workman, Nydegger, and Seeley is representing Lifetime.Lifetime is evaluating the conduct of other competitors as well, and Lifetime will proceed aggressively against those who Lifetime determines are infringing upon the valuable intellectual propert...

LIFETIME PRODUCTS FILES LAWSUIT AGAINST HON

December 20, 2001

CLEARFIELD, UTAH Lifetime Products Inc., a worldwide leader in the folding table market, announced that it has filed a lawsuit against The Hon Corporation. in the Federal District Court in Salt Lake City, Utah. The lawsuit alleges that Hon has engaged in acts of patent, copyright and trade dress infringement in connection with their blow-molded, polyethylene folding banquet tables.Lifetime has asked the Court for an award of money damages, as well as an injunction that would prohibit Hon from developing, selling, or licensing products that infringe upon Lifetimes patents, trade dress, and copyright interests. The law firm of Workman, Nydegger, and Seeley is representing Lifetime.Lifetime is evaluating the conduct of other competitors as well, and Lifetime will proceed aggressively against those who Lifetime ...

LIFETIME PRODUCTS FILES LAWSUIT AGAINST IGLOO

December 20, 2001

CLEARFIELD, UTAH Lifetime Products Inc., a worldwide leader in the folding table market, announced that it has filed a lawsuit against Igloo Products Corporation in the Federal District Court in Salt Lake City, Utah. The lawsuit alleges that Igloo has engaged in acts of patent, copyright and trade dress infringement in connection with their blow-molded, polyethylene folding banquet tables.Lifetime has asked the Court for an award of money damages, as well as an injunction that would prohibit Igloo from developing, selling, or licensing products that infringe upon Lifetimes patents, trade dress, and copyright interests. The law firm of Workman, Nydegger, and Seeley is representing Lifetime.Lifetime is evaluating the conduct of other competitors as well, and Lifetime will proceed aggressively against those who...

LIFETIME PRODUCTS FILES LAWSUIT AGAINST WEN’S PHOENIX

December 20, 2001

CLEARFIELD, UTAH Lifetime Products Inc., a worldwide leader in the folding table market, announced that it has filed a lawsuit against Wens Phoenix Corporation. in the Federal District Court in Central District of California. The lawsuit alleges that Wens Phoenix has engaged in acts of patent infringement in connection with their blow-molded, polyethylene folding banquet tables.Lifetime has asked the Court for an award of money damages, as well as an injunction that would prohibit Wens Phoenix from developing, selling, or licensing products that infringe upon Lifetimes patents. The law firm of Workman, Nydegger, and Seeley is representing Lifetime.Lifetime is evaluating the conduct of other competitors as well, and Lifetime will proceed aggressively against those who Lifetime determines are infringing upon t...