Molekule Announces Court Ordered Dismissal of Competitor’s Trademark Infringement Complaint with Prejudice

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla., April 19, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Molekule Group, Inc (“Molekule” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: MKUL), an emerging leader in air purification technology solutions, systems for healthcare and commercial smart building applications, and individual consumer protection, today announced that a civil complaint previously filed against the Company has been favorably resolved with all claims against the Company dismissed by the Court with prejudice.

“We are very pleased with the favorable resolution of this matter and along with it the affirmation of the professionalism of our sales and marketing practices.” said Jason DiBona, CEO of Molekule. “Our focus remains on our future as an innovator and leader in the market, to execute on our mission to provide clean indoor air to everyone, everywhere.”

The complaint was filed on August 11, 2022, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, Case No. 7:22-cv-06842- PMH (the “Action”) by Sterilumen, Inc. (the “Plaintiff” or “Sterilumen”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Applied UV, Inc. Sterilumen’s complaint sought $20 million dollars in damages against the Company for, among other claims, alleged trademark infringement and unfair business competition. In response, the Company filed counterclaims (“Counterclaims”) contesting the validity of Sterilumen’s trademark rights and seeking money damages for fraudulent registration thereof.

By its Order dated March 13, 2023 (the “Order”), the Court agreed with Molekule’s position and ruled the Action dismissed with prejudice. Molekule subsequently reached a favorable agreement with Sterilumen to forgo pursuing Molekule’s Counterclaims, among other things. As a result, Sterilumen’s claims against Molekule’s trademarks (SteriductTM and AerocleanTM) are permanently barred and Sterilumen has waived its right to appeal the Order. The Company achieved this outcome without having to compensate Sterilumen in any manner, and its legal expenses were covered by an insurance policy.  

About Molekule

Molekule is on a mission to provide clean indoor air to everyone, everywhere. With the largest range of proprietary, FDA-cleared air purification devices on the market, Molekule is providing consumers, business owners, and medical professionals with hardware and software solutions to better understand and improve indoor air quality. Its Air Pro, Air Mini+, and Pūrgo™ purification devices can be applied to virtually any indoor space, including homes, classrooms, offices, hospitals, and more. For more information and customer reviews, visit

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These and other risks and uncertainties that could affect Molekule’s future results are included under the caption “Risk Factors” in Molekule’s annual report on Form 10-K/A for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2022 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on April 3, 2023, which is available on the SEC’s website at Further information regarding potential risks or uncertainties that could affect actual results will be included in other periodic filings Molekule makes with the SEC.

The forward-looking statements in this release reflect management’s expectations as of the date hereof and Molekule expressly disclaims any obligations or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in the expectations with respect thereto or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any statement is based. Investors should realize that if our underlying assumptions for the projections contained herein prove inaccurate or that known or unknown risks or uncertainties materialize, actual results could vary materially from our expectations and projections.

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