OurPetís Settles Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Go Fetch LLC and Wazir Chand Handicrafts
FAIRPORT HARBOR, Ohio (January 14, 2014) Ė The OurPet's Company (OTC BB:OPCO) (www.ourpets.com), a leading proprietary pet supply company, recently settled a patent infringement lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio against the defendants Go Fetch LLC based in the USA and Wazir Chand Handicrafts based in India (Case No. 1:13-cv-01701).
In the lawsuit, OurPet's alleged that the defendants Go Fetch LLC and Wazir Chand Handicrafts engaged in conduct that infringed on OurPet's issued patent No. 8,286,589 ('589), which covers pet feeder and water bowls and sold by OurPetís under the Durapetģ label. The Durapet proprietary patented technology relates to non-skid material permanently bonded to the base of metal pet bowls.
Terms of the settlement are confidential. Since the beginning of 2013, OurPetís has successfully enforced its Ď589 patent rights against other competitors.