Stroock Client Yummie Tummie Settles Patent Infringement and Invalidity Lawsuits with Maidenform
August 17, 2011, New York, NY… Steven B. Pokotilow, Laura Goldbard George and Irah H. Donner, partners in the Intellectual Property practice group at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP, recently secured a settlement for client Yummie Tummie in a patent-infringement action against Maidenform Brands.
The settlement ends patent infringement and invalidity lawsuits that Times Three Clothier, LLC, the owner of Yummie Tummie shapewear, and Maidenform Brands had filed against each other in the Southern District of New York.
In conjunction with the settlement, Maidenform has paid Yummie Tummie $6.75 million. Maidenform has agreed not to assist any third party that may seek to invalidate or render unenforceable the patents.
“We are delighted with this settlement and look forward to the continued growth and expansion of our innovative shapewear business based on our patented designs,” said Heather Thomson, president of Times Three Clothier and the inventor of the Yummie Tummie three panel patented designs.
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