U.S. International Trade Commission rules in favor of Nortek

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Friday, December 6, 2019

CARLSBAD, Calif.—Nortek Security & Control, a global leader in wireless security, home automation, access control, and health and wellness technology, announced that an administrative law judge (ALJ) of the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has issued a notice of finding that there was no violation of Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 in connection with the patent infringement action brought against Nortek by The Chamberlain Group, Inc. 

Finding: ALJ found that none of the products Nortek currently sells infringes upon any of Chamberlain’s patents and that one of the asserted patents is invalid. 

Order: ALJ ordered Chamberlain to pay attorney fees and costs to compensate Nortek for Chamberlain’s sanctionable conduct during discovery.

Action Investigation Number: 337-TA-1118. 

“We have been vindicated by the ALJ’s determination, which is underscored by her decision to sanction Chamberlain for its improper conduct, and we look forward to maintaining her ruling if Chamberlain asks that it be reviewed by the Commission,” Dan Schatz, senior vice president and general counsel, National Security Counsel (NSC), said in the announcement. “We remain steadfast in our commitment to honor intellectual property rights and will continue to innovate and develop our own new products to bring to market for our customers.”