Update 3/26/2022: XL Vape, VGOD and Saltnic agree to pay VPR $155,000 for infringement. VPR Brands has begun to identify and more than 50 leading companies using its automated mapping technology. XL Vape, VGOD and Saltnic are prioritized based on their volume and popularity. The VPR brand has also granted each company a non-exclusive license to implement the inventions set forth in the disputed intellectual property.
The United States has a total of 8,205,622 patents since 2009, including electronic cigarette products with electrodynamic airflow sensors. This electric airflow sensor covers most automatic vaping, buttonless e-cigarettes, cig-a-likes, pod devices and vaporizers. The electric airflow sensor is protected by the e-cigarette utility patent.
The majority of nicotine vaping devices sold in the U.S. use self-puff/buttonless technology, and VPR is investigating all buttonless vaping devices in the nicotine, CBD, and cannabis spaces for high potential infringement.
Back in August 2013, VPR sold its e-cigarette patents to Imperial Tobacco for $75 million. VPR said it will seek buyers for its patents in the future.