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The Green Pet Shop Settles Patent Infringement Lawsuit


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The Green Pet Shop, a company dedicated to providing unique and environmentally friendly products that enhance the lives of pets, has settled its patent infringement lawsuit against a competitor, Maze Innovations, Inc., said company officials. The Green Pet Shop sued Maze in Federal Court in Chicago for breach of their two patents covering a unique cooling pad invention, United States Patent Nos. 8,720,218 and 9,226,474.

According to the company, a settlement followed soon after the Federal Court issued a decision interpreting the meaning of The Green Pet Shop’s patents. As part of the settlement, Maze agreed to the entry by the Court of a judgment against it. 

The Judgment and Settlement Agreement provided that: Maze had infringed on The Green Pet Shop’s patents, The Green Pet Shop’s patents are valid and enforceable, and Maze will transfer all of its cooling pad assets to The Green Pet Shop.

“I am thrilled with the Federal Court’s decision as to the meaning of our patent and with the terms of our Judgment against Maze,” said Larry Wright, president and owner of The Green Pet Shop. “The Green Pet Shop will continue to supply its customers with one-of-a-kind cooling pads and will assume full responsibility for the care of Maze’s former customers.”

The Green Pet Shop’s cooling pads can cool for hours at a time without the use of water, batteries or electricity. Using a patented technology, its cooling properties are activated by pressure and heat. When pressure is applied, the pad absorbs heat from the object applying pressure, creating a cooling sensation; the pads then recharge automatically after a brief period of non-use.

“I am pleased with the consent judgment in this matter, which demonstrates the integrity of The Green Pet Shop’s patented technology,” said Steven Susser, of Carlson, Gaskey & Olds, counsel for The Green Pet Shop. “The Green Pet Shop takes its intellectual property rights seriously and will vigorously defend those rights when they are infringed.”

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