Elgin, IL (PRWEB) September 26, 2013
On September 17, 2013, Plaintiff Omni Containment Systems, LLC (Omni), an Illinois limited liability company and owner of U.S. Patent No. 8,535,128 issued the same day, filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Component Hardware Group, Inc. (CHG), a Delaware corporation.
CHG is alleged to infringe the ‘128 Patent entitled “Hinge Assembly For Supporting A Fan On A Roof” by its offer to sale and sales of accused fan hinge assembly product known as the Flame Grad® SAFE-T ™ Hinge, Model No. FG73-0018.
The case was filed in the U.S. District Court For The Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division as Case No. 1:13-cv-06681 and is assigned to Judge Robert M. Dow, Jr.
The ‘128 patent is generally directed to a mounting hinge assembly configured to connect to a fan assembly positioned on a roof or wall and is particularly useful for restaurants. The ‘128 Patent has 15 patent claims, with Claims 1 and 12 being independent, that define important patent rights of Omni.
Omni markets products known as “The Super Hinge™ Heavy Duty Hinge Systems” which practice the patented technology of the ‘128 Patent. Omni maintains that the ‘128 Patent provides it with the right to exclude others not purchasing from Omni or otherwise without Omni authority from manufacturing, using, offering for sale, selling, and/or importing in the United States a mounting hinge fan assembly protected by its patent claims during the patent’s term.