Lifefactory, inc. wins challenge against its utility patent

Lifefactory, Inc. today announced a ruling by the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s (USPTO) Patent Trial and Appeal Board confirming the validity of the brand’s Utility Patent No. 8,579,133, which covers Lifefactory’s innovative sleeves and wraps for protecting containers.

Leapfrog Product Development, the company behind the Ello and Zulu water bottle lines, filed a petition seeking to invalidate Lifefactory’s patent.  Ultimately, the USPTO ruled heavily in favor of Lifefactory, determining that 13 of the brand’s 21 patent claims were valid.

“Lifefactory takes our retail partnerships very seriously and this utility patent win is a huge success for us,” said Roy Mabrey, CEO of Lifefactory.  “We owe it to our consumers and key partners to protect the integrity of the Lifefactory brand, its products and corresponding innovations.  We will continue to defend the integrity of the category we created to ensure our customers continue to receive high quality products they can trust.”

The USPTO ruling stated that Lifefactory provided strong evidence that the inventive features have driven significant commercial success and garnered notable industry praise.

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


Lifefactory designs healthy 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 everyday use by healthy families.  Lifefactory started with baby bottles, and has grown to include iconic adult water bottles, wine and beverage glasses and oven-friendly food storage.  All components are made in North America or Europe.  The Company is privately held and headquartered in Sausalito, CA.  Learn more at

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