SHEEX, Inc. has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against BedGear, LLC in the U.S. Federal District Court in Wilmington, Delaware. The lawsuit, filed on November 7, 2014, alleges that BedGear’s Dri-Tec Performance Sheets infringe two SHEEX patents: U.S. Patent No. 8,402,580 issued on March 26, 2013 and U.S. Patent No. 8,566,982 issued on October 28, 2013, both entitled “Fabric System.”
“We take great pride in having invented, developed and patented our performance sleep bedding technology and will fight to protect the integrity of our brand patents,” said Michelle Marciniak, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of SHEEX.
SHEEX invests substantial resources and time into the research and development of its performance sleep products and has received a number of patents for its inventions. The company relies upon these patents and its patent portfolio to maintain and protect its reputation as an industry leader in performance bedding, and to protect its customers and consumers from inferior and/or imitation products that may suffer from quality or other issues and which may erode the market and wrongfully damage SHEEX’s good reputation.
SHEEX is represented in the lawsuit by Fish & Richardson P.C., a global leader in patent litigation that has a proven record of successfully handling high-tech, high-stakes matters. Regularly recognized as one of the Nation’s top patent litigation firms, Fish has a long history of litigating for technology pioneers, from the Wright brothers to today's innovators. Fish is proud to represent SHEEX and defend its innovation.
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About SHEEX: SHEEX, Inc. is a noted performance fabric bedding and sleepwear company with globally patented technology that provides optimal thermal conditions for deeper sleep powered by Sleep•Fit Technology. Inspired by the feel and breathability of athletic performance fabrics, Michelle Marciniak and Susan Walvius founded SHEEX in 2007 with the inventions of a new “Performance Bedding” category in home textiles through breathable, stretchable, moisture-wicking technical fabrics. Michelle and Susan were collegiate basketball coaches at the University of South Carolina before inventing SHEEX in 2007. Since their initial invention, SHEEX has grown from performance bed sheets to a full line of “top of the bed,” performance cotton, fleece and more.