Blackbird Technologies Settles Case With Amazon

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Blackbird Technologies, a company dedicated to helping independent inventors and small companies realize value from their patents, has settled a patent infringement lawsuit with Amazon related to pet carriers.

Blackbird Technologies has settled a patent infringement lawsuit with Amazon.

Blackbird Technologies ( filed 13 lawsuits in September 2014 on United States Patent No. 6,425,349, relating to a bicycle pet carrier, in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware. To date, Blackbird Technologies has resolved 11 of the 13 suits. In February 2015, Blackbird Technologies settled one of these cases with Amazon (14-cv-01157), concerning the Kurgo Skybox Bike Basket.

In the last quarter of 2014, Blackbird Technologies settled the first of the pet carrier lawsuits with manufacturers Pet Gear (14-cv-01163), maker of the 3-in-1 Pet Carrier, and PetEgo (14-cv-01162), maker of the Pod iLove Pet Carrier. Cases filed against retailers of these products, PetSmart (14-cv-1165), Walmart (14-cv-1169), Target (14-cv-1167), Drs. Foster and Smith (14-cv-1158), Pet Supermarket (14-cv-1160), PetSense (14-cv-1164) and (14-cv-1168), were dismissed. A case against Sears (14-cv-1166) concerning the Kurgo product was also resolved. Two pet carrier lawsuits remain, against defendants Motivation Design, LLC d/b/a Kurgo (14-cv-1159) and Petco Animal Supplies, Inc. (14-cv-1161).

“We are pleased with the quick resolution of the vast majority of the lawsuits related to this patent,” said Wendy Verlander, President and CEO of Blackbird Technologies. “As a result, inventors Barbara Laskin and Agostinho Martins have been able to realize the value in their invention after investing a lot of time and money in its development.”

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