August 16, 2006

CNS, Inc., the manufacturer of Breathe Right® nasal strips and FiberChoice® daily fiber supplements, announced Monday that the USPTO completed its re-examination on one of the company’s patents regarding the Breathe Right® nasal strip. U.S. Patent No. 6,318,362, entitled “Nasal dilator,” was issued on November 20, 2001, and includes 34 claims on the company’s nasal strip technology. The re-examination, initiated at the request of Silver Eagle Labs, Inc., resulted in no modifications to any of the patent’s claims. Silver Eagle Labs, the Nevada-based manufacturer of a national brand equivalent nasal strip, was named as a defendant in a suit filed by CNS in February, 2004, alleging infringement of two patents held by CNS. As an aside, CNS has developed an “Innovation Through Cooperation” web page, which includes a direct link to a web page dedicated to Bruce Johnson, the inventor of the Breathe Right® nasal strip.

U.S. Patent No. 6,318,362: LINK
Yahoo! News Article: LINK
CNS, Inc., Website: LINK
CNS “Innovation Through Cooperation” Web Page: LINK
CNS Web Page for Inventor Bruce Johnson: LINK
Silver Eagle Labs, Inc., Website: LINK


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