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Source Outdoor Suing Hydrapak

Published August 2, 2011

TIRAT CARMEL, Israel (BRAIN)—Source Vagabond Systems, parent company of the Source line of hydration systems and sports sandals, is suing Hydrapak over a closing mechanism that's featured on Source's Widepac reservoir.

Source's lawsuit contends that Hydrapak's Reversible Reservoir II infringes on the United States patent entitled "Sealing Device for Flexible Liquid Container" (#7,648,276). This patent was issued to Source by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on January 19, 2010.

Source is seeking an injunction to prevent Hydrapak from further infringement, and the awarding of compensatory damages and coverage of legal costs.

Even though Hydrapak hadn't been served with the lawsuit as of yesterday, the company did release a statement in regards to the matter. "We are proud of our intellectual property and our history of innovation," said Matt Lyon, CEO of Hydrapak. "We do not believe that our products infringe on any other intellectual property or patents and we will defend ourselves vigorously."

—Jason Norman
jnorman@bicycleretailer.com

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