In recent months, there has been a lot of excitement about the Rocket, an inexpensive device that offered Low-Intensity Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (LI-ESWT, or “shockwave therapy”) at home.
In April 2020, Sexual MD Solutions LLC (owners of the GAINSWave® brand of shockwave therapy), obtained an injunction preventing the marketing and sale of the Rocket. The lawsuit was settled in June, 2020, allowing the device to be sold under a new name (see below).
There is a lot of confusion about what this lawsuit was about, so we’re going to try to “decode” it for you.
- This is not a patent lawsuit. The Rocket does not violate any patents.
- The lawsuit alleges that Dustin Wolff and Stephanie Wolff (the people who launched the Rocket) had access to marketing materials and information owned by Sexual MD Solutions LLC, and allegedly used this information to “unfairly compete” with the GAINSWave clinics.
- Sexual MD Solutions LLC obtained an injunction to prevent the Wolff’s and their associates from marketing or selling the Rocket.
You can download and read the full legal request for injunction.
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In June 2020, the two companies reached a settlement agreement allowing Launch Medical to sell the home device – now called the Phoenix – directly to consumers. GAINSWave will sell a “pro” version of the device through their clinics. In short, there are no longer any legal threats hanging over Launch Medical; they are now selling and shipping the Phoenix, and it is safe to place an order.
You can read the press release for more details about the agreement.
To learn more about the Phoenix, and to place an order, see our article on the Phoenix home shockwave device.