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Sammamish, WA, United States, 2007/07/19 - Prokop Labs, LLC today filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Staples® Corp. [NASDAQ: SPLS] for infringing US Patent 5,566,913. Prokop Labs Gel-eez ® line of computer accessories Gel mousepads and wristrests are in dispute - Gel-eez.com.
The suit alleges the Staples Corp brand of computer accessories Gel Mousepads and Wristrests infringe Prokop Labs US Patent 5,566,913.The suit seeks compensatory damages and a permanent injunction precluding Staples Corp from selling the infringing products in the U.S. The lawsuit was filed in Seattle at the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington.
“Our Patents are core assets. They represent countless hours of research to develop our Gel-eez® line of ergonomic products (gel-eez.com), they have sold world wide for several years. We plan to vigorously defend our patent rights, preferably through negotiated license agreements, or through the courts” said, David Prokop, founder of Prokop Labs, LLC (a former Microsoft Program Manager and Kinesiologist).
Prokop Labs Gel-eez ® line of computer accessories Gel mousepads and wristrests represents an engineering breakthrough. It’s patented thermal gel offers several advantages for computer users, with a cool, comfortable Gel Wristrest pad. This is a key benefit particularly in computer office ergonomics, where comfort and proper hand position help reduce inflammation caused by keyboard carpal tunnel and repetitive motion injuries.
“Staples Corp doesn’t own any wristrest patents, so they will try to invalid our pioneering patent.” Prokop said, “We have licensing agreements with: 3M Corp., Fellowes Corp., ACCO Corp., Kensington Corp., CaseLogic Corp., Allsop Co., and FourStar Co. All patent claims are presumed valid, so Staples Corp. lawyers are going to burn up a lot of shareholder money trying to prove our licensees and the US Patent Office made several mistakes.”
About Prokop Labs
Founded in 2000, Prokop Labs (prokoplabs.com) continues to refine existing products and pioneer new ones. Our single-minded dedication to quality has kept us atop the industry for more than 10 years. Paramount is our in-house design, testing, and manufacturing development teams. We can stand behind the quality of our products like no other company, confident that Prokop Labs designs are the longest-lasting, most technologically advanced products on the market today. We have licensed our patented technology to world class companies, such as; 3M Corp., Fellowes Inc., Kensington Inc, ACCO Inc, CaseLogic Corp, Allsop Inc, FourStar Co. and Homax Inc.
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