Blackbird Technologies Settles Patent Infringement Cases With Two More Shapewear Sellers

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Blackbird Technologies (, a company dedicated to helping independent inventors and small companies realize value from their patents, has settled patent infringement lawsuits with Vedette Shapewear and Sakkas Stores, sellers of shapewear products.

Blackbird Technologies has settled two additional patent infringement lawsuits related to shapewear products.

Blackbird Technologies ( filed nine patent infringement lawsuits against ten defendants in October 2014 in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware. The patent at issue is United States Patent No. 7,081,036, relating to undergarments known as shapewear. Stacy and Janeen Howard are inventors of this sought-after technology. In February 2015, Blackbird Technologies settled the first of these lawsuits against shapewear seller Hourglass Angel (14-cv-1257). Earlier this month, two additional lawsuits were settled – with Orion Manufacturing, Inc. d/b/a Vedette Shapewear (14-cv-1262) and Sakkas Stores, Inc. (14-cv-1256).

Wendy Verlander, President and CEO of Blackbird Technologies, said, “After all the time, effort and expense the Howards put into this invention, and seeing the steep market growth for this type of product, it is very rewarding to be able to help the Howards finally get the value from it they deserve.”

Chris Freeman, VP and Head of Litigation of Blackbird Technologies, added, “We’ve worked hard to achieve these results and start to set things right for the Howards. Blackbird is proud to help correct the imbalance between inventors and established companies.”

About Blackbird Technologies

Blackbird Technologies provides a unique opportunity for individual inventors and small companies to realize the value of their patents. By using in-house expertise, rather than expensive law firms, Blackbird Technologies is able to litigate at reduced costs and achieve results that equal or exceed what a law firm would recover. This company creates efficiencies that make it possible for individual inventors and small companies to see the end game – realizing the true value of their patents.

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