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LIFEFACTORY, INC. SUES COMPANY FOR PATENT INFRINGEMENT

Innovative Consumer Goods Leader Asserts Patent for Silicone Sleeve Protection of Containers

SAUSALITO, CA (July 21, 2014) – Lifefactory, Inc. (http://www.lifefactory.com), the leading provider of mobile glass solutions for modern life, today announced that it has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Leapfrog Product Development LLC, the manufacturer of the Ello and Zulu water bottle lines, for offering for sale, selling, and distributing reusable glass bottles with protective silicone sleeves in violation of Lifefactory’s patent. The company’s lawsuit alleges infringement of Utility Patent No. 8,579,133, which covers Lifefactory’s innovative sleeves and wraps for protecting containers.

The lawsuit, filed in United States District Court, Northern District of California, represents Lifefactory’s dedication to protecting its brand while issuing a warning to others attempting to or planning to infringe on its innovations. The lawsuit is the largest and most significant to date brought by Lifefactory, and is part of the company’s ongoing proactive efforts to combat the unlawful production, distribution, and sale of products that infringe on its valuable intellectual property rights.

 “Lifefactory’s patent portfolio represents years of hard work and showcases our commitment to innovation on behalf of our customers,” said Roy Mabrey, C.O.O. of Lifefactory, Inc. “Putting our utility patent into full effect will allow our retail partners and consumers to be able to purchase high-quality products they can trust without confusion.”

 Lifefactory has been awarded numerous design and utility patents and has additional patents pending in the U.S. and internationally. For additional information, please visit http://www.lifefactory.com/ip.

ABOUT LIFEFACTORY, INC.

Lifefactory is the leading provider of mobile glass solutions for modern life. The Company brings the purity of glass, the protection of silicone, and the power of color to a full line of products designed for healthy families. Lifefactory’s materials are free of all known harmful substances including BPA/BPS and phthalates. All components are made in North America and Europe. All products are dishwasher safe. The Company is privately held and headquartered in Sausalito, CA.

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LIFEFACTORY, INC. ANNOUNCES UTILITY PATENT GRANTED BY U.S. PATENT OFFICE

Innovative Consumer Goods Leader Receives Patent for Silicone Sleeve Protection of Glass Bottles

SAUSALITO, CA (December 11, 2013) – Lifefactory, Inc. (http://www.lifefactory.com), the leading provider of mobile glass solutions for modern life, today announced that it has received issuance from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for utility patent number 8,579,133 on November 12, 2013.

The grant of this utility patent recognizes Lifefactory’s innovative sleeves and wraps for protecting containers. A full and detailed description of the patent is available at http://1.usa.gov/18MAHDA. The patent protects Lifefactory’s current range of glass bottles for babies, children and adults as well as future category expansion.

Lifefactory was the first to wrap glass bottles in protective silicone sleeves when the Company launched a baby bottle line in 2007. It was also the first to market when the Company launched its adult range of bottles in 2010. The granting of the patent will allow Lifefactory to maintain its commitment to high-quality, responsible manufacturing without compromise while protecting its brand and innovative products on behalf of its retail partners and stakeholders.

“We believe this is major news for all of our wholesale partners and retailers interested in entering the mobile glass market,” said Roy Mabrey, COO of Lifefactory, Inc. “Lifefactory’s premium products are made in the U.S. and Europe using the highest quality materials available. With this utility patent in effect, retailers and consumers will be able to purchase products they can trust without confusion. We will be aggressively defending our business to ensure that our partners and customers continue to have high-quality products to offer consumers.”

 For its innovation, Lifefactory has been awarded numerous design and utility patents and has additional patents pending in the U.S. and internationally. For additional information, please visit http://www.lifefactory.com/ip.

ABOUT LIFEFACTORY, INC.

Lifefactory is the leading provider of mobile glass solutions for modern life. The Company produces a full line of Safe, Simple and Smart products. Safe: We rely on trusted core materials such as glass and silicone. Our materials are free of all known harmful substances including BPA/BPS and phthalates. Simple: All products are easy to use and dishwasher safe–no instruction manuals needed. Smart: Interchangeable tops and reusable bottles come together to form a complete system. The Company is privately held and headquartered in Sausalito, CA.