Judge Sends Back Munchkin Claims Of Sippy Cup Lies

Law360, Los Angeles (May 12, 2011, 10:11 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge Thursday, ruling on a motion to dismiss in a lawsuit brought by baby products maker Munchkin Inc. that alleged a competitor slapped trumped-up sippy cup patent markings on its products, ordered the company to amend its complaint.

The decision marks a setback for Munchkin, a baby products manufacturer that prides itself on its intellectual property innovation and promises on its website to “rid the world of tired and mundane products.” Munchkin sued RC2 Corp. and related companies The First Years Inc. and...
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