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 plurality of closely spaced depressions”; and 7,128,002 “Table with integral receiving members”.
Lifetime has continued with its strategy of appropriately enforcing all patent rights, filing a complaint for patent infringement against ShopKo Stores Operating Co., LLC and HGT International Co., LTD. Lifetime has also resolved many of its recent enforcement efforts, with several parties entering into settlement and/or license agreements favorable to Lifetime. The parties include Wen’s Phoenix Corporation, Chillin’ Products, Inc., and Wok & Pan Industries, Inc.
Lifetime’s past enforcement efforts have culminated in several court rulings in favor of Lifetime, awarding injunctive relief and finding patent infringement by many copyists. Lifetime intends to continue its enforcement efforts against infringers in the blow-molded plastic table and chair markets. The law firm of Workman Nydegger will continue to represent Lifetime in its enforcement efforts.
For more information, please contact Lifetime Public Relations at pr@Lifetime.com.
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About Lifetime Products: Established in 1986, Lifetime Products, Inc. is a privately held company headquartered in Clearfield, Utah. Lifetime Products is the world's largest manufacturer of blow-molded polyethylene folding tables and chairs, and residential basketball hoops. With products sold in 58 countries, Lifetime has been manufacturing in Utah for more than 25 years and employs 1,250 people in its Clearfield facility, and more than 2,075 people worldwide. For more information about Lifetime Products, Inc. and its products, visit www.Lifetime.com.
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