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Python Safety Files Suit against Ty-Flot, Inc. for Patent Infringement
Python Safety seeks an injunction and damages in suit alleging patent infringement, trade dress infringement, and unfair competition.
Python Safety owns US Patent No. 8,646,768. The ‘768 Patent describes a novel quick spin holder for tools and accessories, and methods for using the novel holder. In its complaint, Python Safety accuses Ty-Flot of infringing the ‘768 Patent with its Grip-Fit line of tool holders. Furthermore, Python Safety accuses Ty-Flot’s hard-hat tether, safe bucket, single tool holster, and dual tool holster of infringing Python Safety’s trade dress. Python Safety also seeks redress for unfair competition.
“Python Safety invests heavily in research and development efforts to create solutions that make work environments safer. We also invest heavily in 3rd party testing”, said Mark Caldwell, chief executive officer. “In a free market, competition is generally good for the industry as a whole. However, competition must be balanced with the intellectual property rights of others.”
Python Safety seeks an injunction and damages. Additionally, Python Safety requests that the court order Ty-Flot to destroy all products found to be infringing. Finally, Python Safety seeks punitive damages.
About Python Safety, Inc.
Python Safety’s mission is to prevent dropped tools and equipment. The Company makes work environments safer and more productive by eliminating incidents resulting in personal injury, equipment damage, and tool loss. To accomplish these goals, Python Safety engineers high quality products that are third-party tested in the harshest possible conditions. For more information, please visit http://www.pythonsafety.com (http://pythonsafety.com/