May 20, 2010 – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin granted Kimberly-Clark’s motion seeking to preliminarily enjoin competitor First Quality Baby Products from infringing K-C’s patented technology protecting its PULL-UPS® refastenable training pants.
First Quality recently began selling a redesigned training pant to several nation-wide retailers, prompting K-C’s lawsuit and motion. The preliminary injunction will prevent First Quality from making, using, selling or offering to sell in the United States, or importing into the United States the methods of manufacturing disposable training pants with refastenable side seams that infringe on four of Kimberly-Clark’s patents (U.S. Patent Nos. 6,514,187, 6,776,316, 6,888,143 and 7,156,939).
The Banner & Witcoff legal team representing Kimberly-Clark included Marc Cooperman, Pieter van Es, Matthew Becker, Aimee Kolz, Michael Krashin, and Katie Becker.
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Posted: May 24, 2010