• August 12, 2020

Competitors sued

Juul Labs on Nov. 20 filed its second patent infringement complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), seeking to block the sale of competing devices and nicotine cartridges, reports Bloomberg News.

The company claims that the products, some of which are plug-compatible with the Juul device, give teens easy access to pods for use in Juul’s system.

Juul filed a similar complaint with the ITC against more than a dozen companies, including Eonsmoke, on Oct. 3.

Eonsmoke accused Juul of using the agency to shut out competitors so that it could increase prices, and said Juul’s statement about protecting the nation’s youth are “misleading and hypocritical.”