Silverlit and Spin Master Resolve Patent Lawsuit Versus Westminster



    TORONTO, July 14 /CNW/ -- Silverlit Toys Manufactory Ltd. and Spin Master
Ltd., issue the following corrected notice regarding the settlement of
litigation with Westminster, Inc. and a retailer over the Air Hog(R) Havoc
Heli(TM) and Thunder Wolf(TM) mini helicopters.  The litigation was resolved
without admission of liability, subject to the terms of a confidential
settlement agreement.
    In dismissing the case, the United States District Court in Atlanta,
Georgia on April 14, 2008 recited certain of the settlement terms and ordered
as follows:
    A. Westminster acknowledges the existence of and presumption of validity
of the Patents-in-Suit, and agrees never to challenge or assist others in
challenging the validity of the Patents-in-Suit. KB also acknowledges the
existence of and presumption of validity of the Patents-in-Suit and agrees not
to challenge or assist others in challenging the validity of those patents,
unless those patents are asserted against KB.
    B. Payment has been made by Westminster to Silverlit and Spin Master in
consideration of this agreement.
    C. Westminster will not make, use, sell, offer for sale or import the
Thunder Wolf, or any remote controlled lightweight mini helicopters using any
of the designs claimed in the Patents-in-Suit, or any claims or designs of the
Silverlit IP.
    D. KB agrees not to make, use, sell, offer for sale or import or
transport any Thunder Wolfs, other than the collection, destruction and other
duties provided for in the Settlement Agreement and Release.
    E. Violation of the Settlement Agreement and Release may be enforced by
the Court by contempt proceedings.
    
    About Spin Master Ltd.
    
    A multi-category children's entertainment company since 1994, Spin
Master(R) has been designing, developing, manufacturing and marketing consumer
products for children around the world and is recognized as a global growth
leader within the toy industry. Spin Master is best known for such popular
brands as 2008 Toy of the Year winner Air Hogs(R), Aquadoodle(TM), Tech
Deck(TM), Moon Sand(TM) and new boys action phenomena Bakugan Battle
Brawlers(TM).  Spin Master employs over 600 people with offices in Toronto,
Los Angeles, Paris, London, Hong Kong and China.  For additional information
please visit: www.spinmaster.com.

    
     Media Contact:
    

    
     Donna MacNeil, Sr. Director Communications
     Spin Master Ltd.
     416-848-7607
     Donnam@spinmaster.com
     http://www.spinmaster.com/

    




For further information:

For further information: Donna MacNeil, Sr. Director Communications of
Spin Master Ltd., +1-416-848-7607, Donnam@spinmaster.com Web Site:
http://www.spinmaster.com


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