Altair Instruments accuses QVC, Homedics of patent infringement with skincare device

By Philip Gonzales | Jul 17, 2018

LOS ANGELES – A Ventura corporation alleges a home shopping network is selling an infringing microdermabrasion device.

LOS ANGELES – A Ventura corporation alleges a home shopping network is selling an infringing microdermabrasion device.

Altair Instruments Inc. filed a complaint on July 2 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against QVC Inc., Homedics US LLC and Does 1 to 10 over allegations of patent infringement.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that is the owner of the U.S. Patent No. 6,241,739 titled “Microdermabrasion Device and Method of Treating The Skin Surface,” which relates to a device used for removing the epidermis without damaging the dermis of the skin. 

The plaintiff alleges the defendants sell a microdermabrasion device called Radiance that infringes its patent.

The plaintiff holds QVC Inc., Homedics US LLC and Does 1 to 10 responsible because the defendants allegedly caused it harm with its infringing activities.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks an injunctions order enjoining and restraining defendants from further infringement of the ‘739 patent, award for all damages, attorneys’ fees, costs and such other and further relief. It is represented by Ronald P. Oines and Benjamin C. Deming of Rutan & Tucker LLP in Costa Mesa.

U.S. District Court for the Central District of California case number 2:18-cv-05799-FMO-PLA

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