Munchkin, Inc. Prevails in Patent Dispute Against Learning Curve Brands, Inc.

Oct 08, 2010, 13:00 ET from Munchkin, Inc.

NORTH HILLS, Calif., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Munchkin, Inc., designer and manufacturer of clever infant and toddler products, today announced it has been granted summary judgment of non-infringement of a patent as it relates to the company's Twist-Tight™ Re-usable Spill-Proof Cups.  The infringement suit had been filed by Learning Curve Brands, Inc., the maker of The First Years™ infant products, in June of 2009.

This District Court's summary judgment order in favor of Munchkin, Inc. found that, even under Learning Curve's version of the facts, Munchkin's Twist-Tight™ products did not infringe.  

"We are very pleased in the outcome of his case on behalf of Munchkin," said Steven B. Dunn, CEO, Munchkin, Inc.  "This was an important victory for Munchkin, in that it cleared us of the unwarranted accusation that our products infringed a competitor's patent.  Now we can continue to develop and sell innovative cups that both toddlers and parents love."  

About Munchkin, Inc.

A privately held company headquartered in North Hills, Calif., Munchkin, Inc. creates baby products that excite, delight and make life easier for today's parents.  Founded in 1991, Munchkin, Inc. has placed great emphasis on innovation, redefining what baby products can achieve.  As a result, Munchkin has reinvigorated the category with improvements such as a 2-in-1 bottle brush design and White Hot Technology® that lets moms know if the bath water or the car interior is too hot.  Another recent breakthrough was the ARM & HAMMER™ Diaper Pail, which neutralizes odors in the nursery through a patented odor control system. In January of 2010, Munchkin, Inc. purchased Lindam, the U.K.'s top baby safety brand and a leading international developer of nursery products.  The company has won more than 30 industry awards, including the coveted Target® Corporation Partner Award of Excellence.  Endorsed and recommended by lactation consultants, medical professionals, toy specialists and parents, Munchkin products can be found at more than 25,000 retail outlets internationally.  For more information, visit

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