NEW YORK, Dec. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- E. Mishan & Sons, Inc. (Emson) announces that Blue Gentian LLC, the proprietor of multi-jurisdictional patents for the revolutionary "XHose", has successfully enforced two Australian patents, Australian Innovation Patent Nos. 2012101797 and 2013100354, entitled "Expandable and Contractible Hose" against Product Management Group Pty Ltd., the distributor of the Telebrands Pocket Hose.
Following a three-day trial last February in which expert testimony was presented by the opposing parties, on December 8, 2014, the Federal Court of Australia ruled in a forty-eight page decision that the two Australian XHose patents are both valid and directly and indirectly infringed by the Telebrands Pocket Hose.
In December 2013, the High Court in London held in favor of Blue Gentian and Emson and issued a judgment upholding the validity of the XHose British Patent 2490276 in a lawsuit against Tristar Products Inc. and its UK counterpart, Tristar Product (UK) Limited, suppliers of the Flexable Hose. Tristar, who has appealed the UK judgment, admitted infringement of the British patent.
Multiple XHOSE patent litigations with Telebrands and Tristar are presently pending in the United States.
Blue Gentian and Emson are continuing to secure patents and other intellectual property protections in multiple countries.
Blue Gentian is a U.S. company, located in Florida, founded by the inventor of the XHOSE, Michael Berardi. It is engaged in the business of designing and licensing, and through licensees and/or distributors, manufacturing and distributing home and garden hose products, in particular, the XHOSE.
Emson is the exclusive international licensee and distributor of the XHOSE. Emson develops, manufactures, purchases and sells a wide range of consumer products, including kitchen electrics, housewares, exercise and fitness products, pet products, flashlights, personal care products, electronic accessories, lawn and garden products. More information can be found on www.emsoninc.com.
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SOURCE E. Mishan & Sons, Inc.