Rubbermaid Goes After Rivals Over Soap Nozzle Patent

Law360, New York (October 21, 2011, 7:47 PM EDT) -- Rubbermaid Commercial Products LLC sued Rochester Midland Corp. and Hygiene Vision Ltd. in Virginia federal court Wednesday, alleging the two rival companies infringed a design patent covering soap dispenser nozzles.

Atlanta-based Rubbermaid asks the court for an injunction barring New York-based Rochester Midland and Lincolnshire, U.K.-based Hygiene Vision from producing, marketing or selling products that infringe the patent-in-suit. 

“Defendants’ conduct has caused Rubbermaid to be deprived of rights, remunerations and profits which would have otherwise come to Rubbermaid but for the infringement,” according to the complaint. ...
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