ELMHURST, Ill., July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Chamberlain Group, Inc. (CGI), a leader in residential garage door openers, commercial door operators, gate access solutions and related accessories under its Chamberlain® and LiftMaster® brands, announced today that it has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Linear LLC (Linear).
CGI's innovative products keep people safe, secure and connected. CGI has patented technology - used in Chamberlain® and LiftMaster® MyQ® enabled products - that allows consumers to remotely monitor and control their doors and gates via an internet connected device such as a smartphone from anywhere, anytime.
The lawsuit was filed on July 9, 2014 in the U.S. Federal District Court in Chicago, Illinois. It alleges that Linear's GD00Z Garage Door Remote Controller and SW-ATT-GDC Garage Door Remote Controller Products infringe three CGI patents:
-- U.S. Patent No. 6,998,977, issued in 2006, for monitoring and controlling the operator of a moveable barrier, such as a garage door or gate, over a network, for example, from a smartphone -- U.S. Patent Nos. 7,852,212 issued in 2010 and 8,144,011 issued in 2012, for interacting with the operator of a moveable barrier, such as a garage door or gate, through an alarm system.
The inventions in the three patents at issue in the lawsuit provide fundamentally new and useful capabilities.
CGI invests substantial resources in research and development of access control products, and has received numerous patents for its inventions. CGI relies upon these patents and its patent portfolio to maintain and protect its reputation as the industry leader in access control technology, and to protect its customers and consumers from inferior and/or imitation devices that may suffer from safety, security or other issues.
Whether it's your garage, gate or door, Chamberlain Group, Inc. (CGI) controls and protects the biggest entryways to homes and commercial properties worldwide with its Chamberlain®, LiftMaster®, Merlin® and Grifco® brands. A leader in residential garage door openers, commercial door operators, gate access solutions and related accessories, CGI's innovative products keep people safe, secure and connected. Founded in 1906, CGI is now one of the top home connectivity companies in the industry with its MyQ® technology, which empowers consumers to monitor and control their garage doors and home lighting from their smartphones anytime, anywhere. For more information, visit www.Chamberlain.com or www.LiftMaster.com.
SOURCE Chamberlain Group, Inc.