Nortek Security & Control LLC v The Chamberlain Group, Inc


Nortek was represented by Perkins Coie, while Chamberlain was represented by Wilmer Hale.

Perkins Coie has won an Initial Determination of no violation of Section 337 in a three-patent infringement investigation before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) in Washington, D.C., for firm client Nortek Security & Control LLC and two affiliated companies.

Nortek is a global producer of connected systems and devices for the home.

The Chamberlain Group, Inc. alleged that eight models of garage door openers and nineteen models of commercial gate operators manufactured by Nortek infringed three of its U.S. patents.

ITC Administrative Law Judge MaryJoan McNamara ruled that Nortek and its two affiliated companies had not violated Section 337 of the Tariff Act by infringing the three patents asserted by Chamberlain. Judge McNamara also found one of the patents invalid, and that Chamberlain failed to establish a domestic industry protectable under Section 337 for another patent. In a separate order, the ALJ imposed monetary sanctions against Chamberlain arising from discovery issues.

The Perkins Coie team representing Nortek included Matthew Bernstein (Picture), Kevin Patariu, James Coughlan, Joseph Reid, and Evan Day.

Involved fees earner: Matthew Bernstein – Perkins Coie; James Coughlan – Perkins Coie; Evan Day – Perkins Coie; Kevin Patariu – Perkins Coie; Jospeh Reid – Perkins Coie;

Law Firms: Perkins Coie;

Clients: Nortek;

Author: Ambrogio Visconti