Deb Group has issued a press release confirming that, through its subsidiary companies Deb Worldwide Healthcare Inc and Deb Australia Pty Ltd, court proceedings alleging patent infringement were filed on Monday 18 April 2011 in the Federal Court of Australia against Kimberly-Clark Australia Pty Ltd.
The court documents allege infringement of Deb’s Australian patent number 2006222502 entitled ‘High alcohol content foaming compositions with silicone-based surfactants’ which was filed on 7 March 2006 and granted in Australia on 27th May 2010.
Deb Group noted it had ‘launched its first foamed alcohol hand sanitisers to North American markets in 2004 with commercial sector sales in Australia commencing in October 2006 and sales to Australian hospitals starting in January 2009, following completion of a rigorous Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) product registration process.’
Those products are principally branded Deb InstantFOAM and Cutan.
‘Deb Group has a number of granted and pending worldwide patents in relation to this technology,’ added the PR release.