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Sammamish, WA, United States, 2007/08/06 - Prokop Labs, LLC announced it has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Velo Enterprises, Inc. of Taipei Taiwan, for infringing US Patent 5,566,913 - Gel-eez.com / ProkopLabs.com.
Prokop Labs Gel-eez line of computer accessories Gel mousepads and wristrests are in dispute.
The suit alleges Velo Enterprises Inc manufactures and facilitates importation of computer accessories Gel Mousepads and Wristrests which infringe Prokop Labs US Patent 5,566,913. The suit seeks compensatory damages and a permanent injunction precluding Velo Enterprises, Inc. infringing products from entering the USA. 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, 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," Founder of Prokop Labs, LLC David Prokop said.
Prokop Labs Gel-eez line of computer accessories Gel mousepads and wristrests represents an engineering breakthrough. Its 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.
"Velo Enterprises, Inc. doesn’t own any wristrest patents, so they will try to invalidate our pioneering patent," Prokop noted.
"We are asking for an injunction to stop Velo Enterprises from importing infringing products into the United States, unfortunately it will stop delivery for a number of big name distributors. We want to give all these product buyers a heads up this is going to happen soon.” he further continued.
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.