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SHEEX, Inc. Announces Favorable Settlement of Three Separate Patent Infringement Lawsuits

May 18, 2016

Press Release

SHEEX, Inc. Announces Favorable Settlement of Three Separate Patent Infringement Lawsuits

May 18, 2016

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SHEEX®, Inc., an innovative, New Jersey-based, women-founded and owned company that invented the world’s first performance sheets, announced today that the company has settled three patent infringement lawsuits in as many months. The actions were brought against three separate companies involving U.S. Patent Nos. 8,402,580, 8,566,982 and 9,109,309 that cover its performance sheet products.

SHEEX® invested substantial resources and time researching and developing its SHEEX® performance sheets.  While SHEEX® has licensed its technology for next-generation solutions to create the best sleep environment possible through breathable, stretchable, moisture-wicking technical fabric, SHEEX® filed infringement lawsuits to protect its intellectual property. The three lawsuits were settled before trial, and the exact terms of the settlements are confidential.

"These settlements represent a victory that will allow us to continue our focus on bringing innovative bedding to market,” stated SHEEX® co-founder and co-CEO Susan Walvius.

Co-founder and co-CEO Michelle Brooke-Marciniak added, "We will not hesitate to vigorously defend our intellectual property and brand."

Fish & Richardson principals and patent prosecutors David Feigenbaum and Frank Gerratana represented SHEEX® in patenting its technology.

Fish & Richardson principal Kathi Vidal, along with Fish principal Betty Chen and associate Joseph Warden, representing SHEEX®, led the patent infringement litigation in two of the suits.

“While our firm has a long history of trial successes, we prefer to have our client’s intellectual property recognized short of trial,” stated Vidal.  “It was rewarding to see the parties reach settlement resolutions.”

Vidal first met Walvius and Brooke-Marciniak in 2010 at the Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit, the year after the co-CEO’s had been recognized as Fortune Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs.  The Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit brings together preeminent women in business, government, philanthropy, education and the arts.

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