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Spellbinders Paper Arts

December 08, 2011 08:00 ET

Spellbinders Paper Arts Patent Upheld by U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Company to Receive Reexamination Certificate

PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwire - Dec 8, 2011) - Spellbinders™ Paper Arts Co., LLC is an Inc. 500|5000 company, award-winning inventor, manufacturer and marketer of industry-leading tools for crafters. The company is pleased to announce that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) has issued a Notice of Intent to Issue Ex Parte Reexamination Certificate in the reexamination of U.S. Patent No.7,469,634, for an "Apertured Media Embellishing Template and System and Method Using the Same." The reexamination was initiated by attorneys for QuicKutz, Inc.

Through this Notice, issued November 21, 2011, the PTO has confirmed the patentability of all claims currently under consideration in the reexamination proceeding. Claims 18, 19, 21-23, 28-31, 33 and 35 were confirmed in the same form as originally issued.

"We are delighted the PTO has ruled in our favor. This is another step in the maturity of the $29 billion U.S. craft and hobby industry and validates the value of products we create. The patent has survived and been confirmed as originally submitted for our entire line of die templates. Going forward, we plan to fully defend our patent from any future infringement," commented Jeff Caron, Spellbinders Paper Arts CEO.

Best known for its attention to detail, Spellbinders product lines include more than 250 patented and patent-pending products, allowing crafters, hobbyists, artists and teachers to create one-of-a-kind, beautiful art projects. Spellbinders Paper Arts expects the issuance of the Reexamination Certificate within the next two months.

About Spellbinders Paper Arts
Spellbinders entered the craft and hobby market in 2003 with the introduction of the Spellbinders Wizard™ Universal Craft Tool and a unique, patented collection of dies unlike any introduced before -- or since. Always on the cutting edge in introducing innovative tools to the market, the Spellbinders Grand Calibur™ Machine and Spellbinders Presto Punch™ Machine are the company's latest offerings for crafters. Spellbinders product lines include more than 250 patented and patent-pending products, allowing crafters, hobbyists, artists and teachers to create one-of-a-kind, beautiful paper art projects.

For two consecutive years, the company is listed in the Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of entrepreneurs nationwide. Visit http://spellbinderspaperarts.com/ or e-mail info@spellbinders.us for more information.

Copyright 2011 Spellbinders Paper Arts LLC. All rights reserved. Spellbinders and the Spellbinders logo are trademarks of Spellbinders Paper Arts LLC. Spellbinders product specifications are subject to change without notice. All other trademarks are the property of their respective companies.

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