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MicroMeshGutterGuards.com, the manufacturer of MasterShield Gutter Protection, has been Higginbotham patents’ Exclusive Licensee for these patent since March 2008, with Exclusive License rights in metal to Patent 6,598,352. As new patents are issued, they become a part of the MicroMeshGutterGuards.com portfolio. The use of the Patents and Trademarks we license or own by any other entity is an infringement of our legal rights and is open to prosecution.
MicroMeshGutterGuards.com has an Exclusive License Contract and are the only company in the United States, Canada and Australia legally entitled to manufacture and supply gutter guard products to our patented specifications.