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OtterBox Buys LifeProof (iPhone/iPad waterproof casemaker)

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 4:00 pm MDT

FORT COLLINS, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE) -- OtterBox®, the global leader in protection for handheld technology, today announced the acquisition of TreeFrog Developments Inc., DBA LifeProof®. Founded in 2009 and headquartered in San Diego, LifeProof is an award-winning maker of protective cases and complementary accessories for smartphones and tablets.

Much like OtterBox, LifeProof is a rapidly growing, multi-million dollar business with a strong global brand, comprehensive product offering, impressive intellectual property and thriving company culture. Over the next 30 days, OtterBox will begin incorporating the LifeProof brand into the OtterBox family. More information about product availability and alignment will be determined at the completion of the integration.

“The joining of OtterBox and LifeProof is a way to combine two great brands and..... http://media.otterbox.com/press-release/company/otterbox-acquires-lifeproof

News of the acquisition comes one day after a lawsuit filed by OtterBox against LifeProof for patent infringement was dismissed > http://techcrunch.com/2013/05/22/otterbox-acquires-rival-protective-case-maker-lifeproof/