Sealy Takes Simmons To Mat With Patent Suit

Law360, New York (September 14, 2010, 1:21 PM EDT) -- Sealy Technology LLC has slapped Simmons Bedding Company with a patent lawsuit, accusing its rival of infringing mattress design patents with products depicting confusingly similar imitations of its legally protected trade dress.

Sealy said in a lawsuit filed Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina that Simmons is willfully infringing U.S. Design Patent Numbers D622,088 and D622,996, which are related to its Stearns & Foster line of mattresses.

Some of Simmons' products, namely its “Beautyrest Black” collection, are likely to...
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