Dispute Over Intellectual Property for Integrated Lower Handle Bucket Technology Ensues

The non-disclosure also did not grant a license to High Water, nor any third party, for any proprietary rights under any patent applications.

On behalf of Kevin McGarry, LLC, doing business as Bucket Creations, a demand for mediation and cease and desist notice for patent infringement has been filed against Bucket Innovations, LLC (Bucket Innovations), High-Water Flood Group, Inc. (High Water) and Global Consumer Innovations, LLC (GCI), as to the manufacturing and sales of any and all products of any patent or patent application derived from United States Patent 6,471,221.

The demand for mediation, and related cease and desist notice, follow a complaint and pending lawsuit filed in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida on February 23, 2017, Case No. 6:17-cv-00315, against Bucket Innovations, High Water, and GCI along with co-defendants and officers of said companies, Casey Holder, Brian O’Leary, David Quinn and Ron German. “The law suit alleges that Bucket Innovations, GCI and High Water are effectively all the same business entity, as they share members, officers and directors and provide the same goods and services to the consuming public,” states Coleman Watson of Watson LLP who is representing Kevin McGarry, LLC, dba Bucket Creations, in this case. All defendants have been served with the complaint, but the case is still in its infancy. The defendants are anticipated to file a response to the complaint on or about April 3, 2017.

According to court documents, at dispute is the licensing and manufacturing rights for innovation in the manufacturing and consumer use of plastic utility pails. The lawsuit alleges that McGarry is the sole inventor of the ‘221 Patent that features a tubular handle…

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