Alleges Willful Infringement of Four (4) United States Patents
CYPRESS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 5, 2012--
Universal Electronics Inc. (UEI) (NASDAQ:UEIC), a global leader in
wireless control technology for the connected home, announced it has
filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Central
District of California against Universal Remote Control, Inc. for patent
infringement. Universal Electronics seeks an injunction in addition to
In this lawsuit, Universal Electronics asserts infringement by Universal
Remote Control of United States Patent No. 5,414,426, entitled "Favorite
Key Macro Command and Chained Macro Command in a Remote Control;" United
States Patent No. 5,568,367, entitled "Remote Control with Key
Lighting;" United States Patent No. 5,614,906, entitled "Method For
Selecting a Remote Control Command Set;" and United States Patent No.
6,587,067 B2, entitled "Universal Remote Control with Macro Command
“Universal Electronics has built a reputation as a trusted advisor in
control technology applications,” says Paul Arling, Chairman and CEO of
Universal Electronics. “We spend significant resources in research and
development, and are proud of our innovation and industry leadership in
control technology. We have tried to resolve this issue amicably with
Universal Remote Control, but unfortunately, our efforts were not
successful,” added Arling.
Universal Electronics has retained the law firm of Niro, Haller & Niro,
a Chicago-based law firm that specializes in intellectual property
litigation, to prosecute the case.
Universal Electronics holds 130 US patents and has hundreds of
additional patent applications pending in the United States and
jurisdictions throughout the world.
About Universal Electronics Inc.
Founded in 1986, Universal Electronics Inc. (UEI) is the global leader
in wireless control technology for the connected home. UEI designs,
develops, and delivers innovative solutions that enable consumers to
control entertainment devices, digital media, and home systems. The
company’s broad portfolio of patented technologies and database of
infrared control software have been adopted by many Fortune 500
companies in the consumer electronics, subscription broadcast, and
computing industries. UEI sells and licenses wireless control products
through distributors and retailers under the One For All® brand name.
More information is available at www.uei.com.
Source: Universal Electronics Inc.
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