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Earlier this year, RVL® helped Southern Champion Tray patent their industry-leading COVID-19 face shield, U.S. Patent No. D899,002. 

In mid-April 2020, Southern Champion Tray, a Chattanooga-based manufacturer, began manufacturing their patented face shields to combat the widespread COVID-19 outbreak. In addition to manufacturing PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) for businesses, SCT took the opportunity to give back to high-risk workers by committing to donate at least 100,000 face shields to medical providers and first responders. Since then, STC has far surpassed their initial commitment, donating over 150,000 face shields to date. STC continues to produce an average of 100,000 face shields per week, and has sold 1,400,000 face shields as of mid-July 2020.

You can read more about Southern Champion Tray’s innovative response to COVID-19 in Industry TodayChattanooga Times Free Press, and WUTC.


About Southern Champion Tray

Since 1927, Southern Champion Tray has been manufacturing quality paperboard packaging products. As a third generation, family-owned company, our reputation has been built through clear vision, constant innovation, and unwavering commitment to excellence and integrity in everything we do. These principles have been the backbone of our success.

About Rockridge Venture Law®

Rockridge Venture Law®, or RVL®, was launched in 2017 to become the preeminent intellectual property and technology firm across the Appalachian Innovation Corridor. We now have offices in Chattanooga, Durham, and Nashville, and represent clients and interests globally. Our services include all aspects of intellectual property, litigation, M&A, privacy, technology transactions, and ventures.

In 2018 and 2019, we were recognized as B Corp Best for the World for our commitment to triple bottom line business practices. Our pioneering environmental and social impact programs attract top-notch legal talent and assure our clients of missional alignment with their corporate values.

Rockridge uniquely addresses two modern profit drivers: innovation (uptake and development), and corporate social responsibility. We’re Building Today’s Company for Tomorrow’s Economy® by leading clients through the dizzying array of information controls, by helping them to develop and monetize proprietary assets, and by enabling their impactful products, programs, and principles.


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