A friend of mine has a patent ( #7032534 ) for a double sided foil print process that has been used for manufacturing these acrylic quilting rulers – he had a license agreement with a manufacturer for the last 4 years – but he caught them selling out the back door. So he took them to court and ended their career in the quilting ruler business.
So he called me one day and asked if I would pick up the manufacturing…..of course after I looked at the sales data and found 2.5 million in sales per year. I said yes.
So now I’m moving the manufacturing to China, and rebranding them, and should have them ready for national reps by February 09 ….or at least that’s the plan anyway….
Assigned to: Chief Judge Susan J. Dlott
Cause: 35:271 Patent Infringement
Date Filed: 05/26/2006
Date Terminated: 09/19/2007
Jury Demand: Plaintiff
Nature of Suit: 830 Patent
Jurisdiction: Federal Question
Plaintiff Knittel Engraving Co Inc
CASE DISMISSED/CLOSED, 11/27/2007
STIPULATION of Dismissal With Prejudice by Counter Claimant AC Marketech International Ltd, Counter Defendant Knittel Engraving Co Inc, Plaintiff Knittel Engraving Co Inc, Defendants AC Marketech International Ltd, Robert G. Arend, Todd J. Arend. (Schmidt, Carl) (Entered: 11/27/2007)
Wow did the United Inventors Association really screw up by not digging into Mark Reylands background before hiring him as the UIA Executive Director. They hired a Conman