Laser Pegs, Lite Brix case on hold

Published on: 13th March 2013

The Laser Pegs, Lite Brix case has been put on hold, pending a review by the US Patent and Trademark Office.gavel300

US District Judge Steven Merryday on Monday granted a request by LaRose Industries for a stay, ruling that the expedited patent review process provided for by the recently enacted federal legislation that speeds up the patenting procedure, the America Invents Act, could be beneficial in deciding the claims in the lawsuit.

Merryday said in his order that the makers of Laser Pegs and Lite Brix appear ready to do whatever it takes to defend their respective toys.

Capriola Corp, makers of light-up construction toy Laser Pegs, filed suit in October against Randolph-based LaRose Industries LLC, parent company of Cra-Z-Art, manufacturer of Lite Brix. In the lawsuit, Jon Capriola, the creator of Laser Pegs, accuses Cra-Z-Art founders Larry and Jeffrey Rosen of stealing his ideas after seeing Laser Pegs at the 2011 New York Toy Fair.

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