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OurPetís Company Granted Patent for Self Scooping Cat Litter Box

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Fairport Harbor, OH -- OurPet's Company (OTCBB: OPCO) ( today announced it has been granted a patent (US 7,628,118 B1) for its Self Scooping Cat Litter Box marketed under the SmartScoop® brand.

Dr. Steven Tsengas commented, "This notice from the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office reinforces our belief that the SmartScoop® design is innovative and incorporates many desirable features not found in other automated cat litter boxes. This patented product represents an important addition to our growing product portfolio. As stated previously, we feel confident that the law suit filed against us by our competitor in the fall of 2007 is without merit."

Dr. Tsengas continued, "As a member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, we support the Chamber's activities related to legal reform and welcome the efforts by Ms. Christine Varney, who heads the Justice Department's Antitrust Division and has the solid backing of the White House, to more aggressively pursue antitrust cases and investigate business practices that limit competition. We believe that only through fair and open competition will the consumers' needs, in terms of quality, innovative and competitively priced products, be best served."

SmartScoop® ( incorporates state of the art technology, can utilize any type of clumping cat litter, its modular design can be easily assembled and disassembled for ease of cleaning and maintenance and is very economical to purchase and operate due to its low cost No-Touch Waste Bag™ system. SmartScoop® accessories include activated carbon filters, easy access ramp, no-stick spray and odor control spray.

About OurPet's Company

OurPet's designs, produces and markets a broad line of innovative, high-quality accessory and consumable pet products in the U.S. and overseas. Investors and customers may visit, for more information about the Company and its products. The Company's websites include:,, and

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