September 5, 2012, Ottawa, ON: Standard Innovation Corporation, the manufacturers of the We-Vibe® family of sexual wellness products, is issuing this update to clarify misleading information that has been circulating about the status of its legal actions against Lelo Inc.
Certain Lelo products including the Tiani, Tiani 2 and Mahana are the subject of an investigation by the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) to determine whether the devices infringe more than 70 claims of Standard Innovation’s U.S. Patent No. 7,931,605. A trial at the ITC took place in Washington, DC on August 21 to 24, 2012, attended by representatives of Standard Innovation and one of Lelo’s top executives. Standard Innovation was extremely pleased with strength of the evidence presented at trial supporting infringement and the validity of its patent and looks forward to a favourable determination by the ITC. An initial decision is due in January 2013.
In addition to the ITC investigation, actions for patent infringement against Lelo, and other parties that sell and distribute its products accused of infringement, remain ongoing in Canada, as well as in the United States District Court.
Standard Innovation will continue to vigorously pursue legal actions against those parties who attempt to market and sell products that are alleged to infringe its valuable intellectual property rights.
About We-Vibe® and Standard Innovation Corporation
Standard Innovation Corporation is a world leader in designing and manufacturing high-quality, safe, eco-friendly intimate products. Their original and signature couples' product, the We-Vibe, quickly became the fastest selling sexual wellness product of its type in history. Dedicated to shaping the future of sexual health and well-being, Standard Innovation expanded their product family to include a solo-line of products including the Touch and Tango (all by We-Vibe). The full family of Standard Innovation’s We-Vibe branded products is currently available at thousands of retail locations in over 50 countries around the world.