Just a couple of days ago, Patent No 7,458,459 has been granted for our DVD2 and CD Pro sleeves. Now most of the DiscSox sleeves do have have patent protection.
Why is this important as an end-user?
A patent ensures that you that you are looking at a product that is innovative, unique, highly functional and has been thoroughly scrutinized by an independent party (the Patent and Trademark Office).
Also, we are constantly innovating and improving our designs. As an example, we just switched the DVD Pro from a vinyl based material to environmentally friendly polypropylene. At the same time, we were able to lower the price by about 15%, which is quite unusual in this market…
Also, we are in the process of making the transition to polypropylene for all our sleeves, which requires quite an investment in new tooling. It is not as simple as it sounds, because DiscSox sleeves do have very tight tolerances and are very complex compared to most sleeves on the market.