EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn.--Nortek Air Solutions (a subsidiary of Nortek, Nasdaq: NTK), the leader in custom heating, ventilation, and air conditioning equipment brands in North America, today announced that it is considering all its legal options, in response to the jury’s verdict in its patent infringement lawsuit against Energy Labs, Inc., DMG Corporation and DMG North.
On August 10th, the jury in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California failed to find infringement of seven claims in six Nortek patents. The jury upheld the validity of three of the seven claims, but found the other four to be invalid. The patents in suit are U.S. Patent Nos. 7,922,442; 8,398,365; 8,414,251; 8,562,283; 8,694,175; 8,734,086.
“We disagree with the verdict,” said Mark DeVincent, President of Nortek Air Solutions. “Nortek Air Solutions has invested significantly in creating and bringing to the market our industry leading FANWALL TECHNOLOGY®. We have protected this technology with a large patent portfolio, with 16 issued patents to date in the US and 2 pending US patent applications.” said DeVincent. “While we consider this verdict a setback, we will continue to protect and expand our valuable assets. We will also continue our commitment to invest in innovative solutions that provide outstanding benefits to our customers.”
About Nortek Air Solutions
Nortek Air Solutions, LLC, is a subsidiary of Nortek, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTK), a global, diversified company whose many market-leading brands deliver broad capabilities and a wide array of innovative, technology-driven products and solutions for lifestyle improvement at home and at work. Please visit http://www.nortekair.com for more information.
Nortek, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTK) is a global, diversified company whose many market-leading brands deliver broad capabilities and a wide array of innovative, technology-driven products and solutions for lifestyle improvement at home and at work. Please visit www.nortek.com for more information.