In legal news, Espro—maker of the Espro Press—has officially filed a lawsuit alleging patent infringement on the part of Made Simpli, LLC, makers of the Simpli Press. According to the Complaint, Espro’s claim of infringement revolves around what they believe to be a similarity between the two brewer’s basket-shaped plunging mechanisms. Espro currently holds a patent for their version of the design (Claim 5 on page 28 of Exhibit A).
In their press release, Espro stated the following:
We reached out to both sides for comment on the development. Jenni Morse, co-creator of the Simpli Press, has this to say:
Morse went on to note:
Espro was unavailable for comment as of the publication of this article, but Espro’s president and co-founder Bruce Constantine had this to say in the press release:
The full statement from Espro can be found here.
This story is developing…
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