Graco Asks ITC For Baby Trend Stollers Patent Probe

Law360, New York (February 2, 2011, 6:22 PM EST) -- Graco Children's Products Inc. has asked the U.S. International Trade Commission to investigate strollers with infant retention devices and playards imported from China by Baby Trend Inc., a competitor Graco says is infringing five of its patents.

Graco's complaint, lodged Tuesday, seeks an investigation and orders barring Baby Trend from importing products including its Free Style stroller and Nursery Center playard.

The patents asserted by Graco are U.S. Patent Numbers 6,669,225, issued in 2003 and titled "Infant retention member for a stroller"; 7,044,497, issued in 2006...
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