Perfume Patent Holder Sued for Defamation

Derek Bishopp, the inventor of the now ubiquitous pull-apart paper strip used by perfume advertisements in consumer magazines, is being sued by Chattanooga company Arcade Inc. for defamation, according to the Chattanooga Times Free Press. Bishopp posted online allegations and other negative comments alleging Arcade owes him nearly $3 million stemming from a 1993 contract. Attorneys for Arcade claim the contract was fulfilled years ago and have asked Hamilton Circuit Court Judge Marie Williams to stop Bishopp from continuing disparaging statements.