There is just a whole lot of patent infringements goings on. Today is no exception.
Yesterday, Times Three Clothier LLC, the owner of Yummie Tummie shapewear, announced a settlement agreement with Maidenform. The settlement ends patent infringement and invalidity lawsuits that the companies had filed against each other. In conjunction with the settlement, Maidenform has paid Yummie Tummie $6.75 million as well as agreed not to assist any third party that may seek to invalidate or render unenforceable the patents.
Heather Thomson, the President of Times Three and the inventor of the Yummie Tummie three panel patented designs, stated that “We are delighted with this settlement and look forward to the continued growth and expansion of our innovative shapewear business based on our patented designs.”
Thomson launched the shapewear brand Yummie Tummie in 2008. Recognized as the originator of the revolutionary shaping technology, Thomson has been issued a number of patents for her Yummie by Heather Thomson designs.
– Taneisha Jordan