Tear Tape

The Story

You’ve pulled them a thousand times. On packages. On detergent boxes. On boxes. Those little tabs with the tear tape attached that make opening easy. Someone had to make that tape, and it’s harder than you might think. And when a company that makes the tape learned that one of its former employees was infringing on its method patent for manufacturing the stuff, one of our lawyers was asked to help. After litigating in Quebec and Virginia, it all came down to the Markman hearing. And when the client prevailed, the infringer folded his tent and went out of business. Case closed.