FreshXtend Technologies Corp.
TSX VENTURE : FXT

FreshXtend Technologies Corp.

October 13, 2006 14:06 ET

FreshXtend Announces Filing Answer and Counterclaims Against Mantrose-Haeuser Co., Inc.

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 13, 2006) - FreshXtend Technologies Corp. (FXT) (TSX VENTURE:FXT) announced today that it has filed an Answer and Counterclaims against Mantrose-Haeuser Co., Inc. (MH) in the United States District Court for the Western District of New York in response to the patent infringement lawsuit brought against FXT by MH on 18 July 2006. In the filing, FXT denied infringing any valid claims of MH's patent and requested that the court issue a declaratory judgment that the claims in the MH patent are invalid, unenforceable and not infringed by FXT. FXT further requested the court to issue a declaratory judgment that MH has made false or misleading statements in violation of competition law.

FreshXtend is a leading provider of life extension technology to the high growth Fresh Produce and Flower Industry and uses its technological leadership to pursue licensing opportunities. The Company's patented technologies naturally place produce in a state of hibernation while it is being shipped, and extends the shelf life of fresh produce, flowers and juices, thereby enabling economic distribution of premium quality vine-ripened fruit and vegetables. The Company has a network of R&D relationships, which include the University of British Columbia and focuses on building features that will appeal to FreshXtend's customers. The Company continues to pursue licensing opportunities through grower/processor channels as a way of maximizing the distribution for its technologies.

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Contact Information

  • FreshXtend Technologies Corp.
    R.W. Robinson
    Director
    (604) 322-0759
    (604) 322-0487 (FAX)
    or
    FreshXtend Technologies Corp.
    Perry Lidster, Ph.D.
    Director
    (604) 322-0759
    (604) 322-0487 (FAX)
    Website: www.freshxtend.com