Archive | January 17, 2010

New Exhibitors At CHA-Winter 2010

Here’s a round-up of exhibitors listed as new for CHA-Winter 2010 that appear to be scrapbook-related or of interest to the scrapbook market segment in some way as suppliers.

To sort the list alphabetically by company, click on the arrows on the top of the company name column. To sort by booth number, click on the arrows on the top of that column.

CompanyBooth #Products
Best Craft Organizers1501Craft organizers.
Clear And Simple Stamps3719Clear stamps.
Couture Cardstock3947Cardstock.
Craf-T Products3722Chalks and metallic rub-ons.
Crafting Jewish1511Jewish scrapbooking & papercrafts kits.
Craftwell3531eCraft electronic die cutter.
Cruise and Crop3530Scrapbooking & stamping cruises.
Deco Bugs23Stickers.
Dies Direct3707Dies.
Earthwise Packaging35Clear plastic jars & vials.
EcoGreen Crafts3601Eco-friendly craft products.
Epiphany Crafts3611Scrapbooking and papercrafts.
Kiki Art3635Paper, tape, chipboard & bling.
Lily Bee Design3720Scrapbook design collections.
Love My Tapes3723Decorative tapes.
Magnolia Rubberstamps3614Rubber stamps & patterned paper.
Make It My Own3606Scrapbook instructional kits.
Maya Paper1524Nepali paper.
McRice LLC26Photo scrapbook papers.
My Cute Stamps3724Clear stamps.
My Stamp Box33Clear stamps.
Nikki Sivils3701Scrapbook product collections.
Photo Basics By Westcott3617Photographic lighting & green screen kits.
Pretty Scrapbooks3528Stencils.
PSA Essentials3620Peel & Stick stamps.
Ribbon Print USA3623Custom ribbon printing machine.
Scrap Cessories3627Organization products.
Scrap-o-Doodle3518Organization products.
Scrapping Cottage3715Dies.
Silhouette America1500Electronic die cutter.
Stack-On Products3612Organization products.
Stampavie3731Clear stamps.
Studio Calico3725Scrapbook product collections.
Teresa Collins Designs3413Scrapbook product collections.
TheDigitalScrapbookTeacher.com31Digital scrapbooking books, classes and templates.

Quickutz Responds to Spellbinders Suit

Friday (January 15th) was the deadline for Quickutz to file a response to the patent infringement suit filed against them by fellow die manufacturer Spellbinders. The company beat the deadline and filed a lengthy response in Federal court disputing most of the allegations made in the Spellbinders filing.

Quickutz’s 136 page filing included 124 pages of exhibits. The response is complex and aggressive, including both affirmative defenses and counter claims by Quickutz. Among the several counter claims is a challenge to the validity of the patent on which the lawsuit is based.

Key to the challenge are exhibits provided in the filing that appear to show that PMA Photometals of Arizona, Inc. sold dies covered under the patent to Quickutz before certain dates covered by the disputed patent. Also apparently held to be key by Quickutz is a statement included in the exhibits from J. Michael Dywan, president of PMA Photometals. Dywan’s statement is filed in support of several of Quickutz’s contentions that they say make the patent invalid. Despite the fact he is listed as a co-inventer on the contested patent, Dwyan does not own any interest in the patent – it is wholly owned by Spellbinders’ CEO Jeffrey James Caron. Continue Reading →