Garage Door Opener Co.'s Patent Loss Trebled To $11.4M

By Cara Salvatore (May 24, 2018, 9:36 PM EDT) -- The maker of Ryobi garage door openers that were sold at Home Depot will see its trial loss tripled to $11.4 million after an Illinois federal judge said Wednesday that its behavior while infringing two patents belonging to Chamberlain Group Inc. was over the line.

U.S. District Judge Harry Leinenweber turned Chamberlain's $3.8 million trial win into an $11.4 million one after finding that Ryobi GDO maker Techtronic Industries Co. Ltd.'s conduct was egregious. He also awarded Chamberlain attorneys' fees.

In August, a jury found in favor of garage door opener designer Chamberlain, ruling that Hong Kong-based Techtronic willfully infringed two...

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