Chamberlain claims win in garage door patent case

Chamberlain Group said a unanimous Federal jury in the District Court in Chicago found in favor of Chamberlain in the assertion of patents against Hong Kong-based Techtronic Industries Co. Ltd (TTI), the parent company to brands such as Ryobi, Milwaukee, Hoover and Oreck, and several related entities.

Chamberlain Group said the jury found TTI to have willfully infringed on two US patents through the manufacture and sale of its garage door opener under the Ryobi brand sold exclusively through The Home Depot.

“We invest significant resources to bring innovation and technology to our Chamberlain and LiftMaster offerings,” said JoAnna Sohovich, CGI CEO.

“We respect the intellectual property laws of the United States and we will continue to rigorously defend our patents and our reputation.”