Thursday, 01 April 2010 19:49


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A Bradenton, Florida company has sued Cup Solutions, Inc., an online seller of cups used for mixing drinks with shots of hard liquor, alleging that the Defendant's "YAAGBOMB" cups, pictured below, infringe a patent owned by Hurricane Shooters, LLC, the Plaintiff. 

Yaagbomb Assorted Cups

In the complaint, Hurricane Shooters alleges that it owns U.S. Patent 7,243,812, for a "Plural Chamber Drinking Cup," and claims the cup was invented in 2005 by two Bradenton, Florida residents.  Some of the drawings from the patent appear below. 


The complaint, which seeks damages, injunctive relief, and attorneys' fees, is pending before United States District Judge Richard A. Lazzara, of the Middle District of Florida, Tampa Division.   

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Oliver Ruiz

Mr. Ruiz is a partner with the firm, and is currently the President of the Federal Bar Association's South Florida Chapter.  Mr. Ruiz is fluent in Spanish and concentrates his practice in Intellectual Property Litigation and Trademark Prosecution. 

Mr. Ruiz earned a bachelor’s degree from Florida State University, and a law degree from St. Thomas University School of Law, where he served as a board member for the Moot Court Board, and as President of the Student Bar Association. He is admitted to practice law in Florida and North Carolina state courts, as well as, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, the Middle District of Florida, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Mr. Ruiz is an active member of several bar associations, as well as with the Rotary Club of Miami, where he serves as President-Elect of the club.