LELO Responds to ITC Ruling For Standard Innovation

SAN JOSE, Calif.—LELO officials have issued a response over the recent ruling by the International Trade Commission that the manufacturer infringed on more than 60 claims of a patent owned by Standard Innovation, the makers of the We-Vibe

LELO noted the ITC reversed its prior finding that LELO’s products do not violate section 337 and has now issued a ruling that may prevent the importation and sale of LELO Tiani, Tiani 2  personal massagers in U.S. territories. This decision only affects the US market and still must be approved by the United States Trade Representative delegated by the President during a 60-day period following the ITC’s order.  The decision is also subject to review by the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

In a press release, officials said “the intentions of Standard Innovation in asking the ITC to bring this investigation represented a clear action to prevent competition in the marketplace for its We-Vibe product line.  SIC has instead chosen to target through legal proceedings LELO and other innovative companies that wish to offer more choice for consumers.”

LELO has announced it will continue to defend its right to import and sell its products in the US market and will pursue legal action against SIC as necessary to do so. LELO Inc. is currently pursuing litigation in Federal District Court in California against Standard Innovation Corporation and its We-Vibe 3 product for infringement of one of LELO’s patents.