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Panitch Schwarze Client LugBug® Featured on ABC’s 'Shark Tank'

December 17, 2018

Shark Tank LugBugPHILADELPHIA (December 2018) – Panitch Schwarze congratulates its client LugBug on being featured on ABC’s Shark Tank. The LugBug Handle is an attachment for baby carriers that allows better range of motion for parents and caregivers. LugBug’s creator, Nathan Day, presented his invention to the Sharks on the Oct. 8 episode of season 10 of the popular program.

Baby carriers can cause strain-related injuries, chronic pain, and even accidental drops. The LugBug handle was born out of a need to alleviate these problems. As Shark Robert Herjavec demonstrated while using the Lug Bug to carry his infant twins, the product has a unique ergonomic design that promotes a more neutral wrist posture that reduces tension, decreases lifting effort, and increases grip stability. The handle is made using eco-friendly materials and ethical manufacturing.

Panitch Schwarze attorneys were responsible for preparing and prosecuting the patents for the LugBug Handle. The patent team included partner Clark Jablon and associates Richard A. Woldin and Ragi A.I. Elias. Trademark attorney Bridget Labutta counseled the client on establishing and protecting trademark rights for the product.

To learn more about the product and watch Day’s entertaining pitch to Shark Tank, visit

About Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP – Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP is a boutique intellectual property law firm with offices in Philadelphia and Wilmington, Delaware. The firm’s IP law practitioners provide strategic litigation, licensing and counseling service relating to patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets, domain names and internet issues domestically and internationally. The firm’s long-standing relationships with a network of associates worldwide enable its attorneys and advisors to provide clients with global intellectual property advice and protection.

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