Conlab, Inc., dba Prest-on Company, Pulte Homes, Del Webb Sun City, Ecker Enterprises, Inc., and Spruzzi, Inc. were named in a patent infringement suit filed in Illinois Northern District federal court by Milpond Group, Inc., dba The Millennium Group.
Loveland, CO. (PRWEB) August 26, 2005 -- Milpond Group, Inc., dba The Millennium Group, owner and distributors of The Nailer- A Drywall Fastener for Installing Interior Drywall Corners, announced today that it has commenced federal litigation against Conlab, Inc., dba the Prest-on Company alleging that the Arkansas based drywall clip company is a contributing infringer against Patent No. 5,581,964, ('964 patent) a "wall panel support and securement combination", trademarked as The Nailer.
In a complaint filed August 19, 2005 in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Civil Action No. 05C 4788, The Millennium Group is seeking unspecified pecuniary relief from Prest-on Company was well as a permanent injunction barring the manufacture and sale of Prest-on Company's Framerback, Model 4030, which The Millennium Group alleges contributes to the infringement of its patent. Four other defendants were named in the suit, representing large national builders and drywall companies that have allegedly infringed, induced and/or committed acts of contributory infringement in regards to the '964 patent.
The Millennium Group has been a leader in inventing and distributing innovative products and has a reputation as a trendsetter in the construction industry, pushing towards sustainable building. "We are committed to acting quickly and vigorously to protect the value of our intellectual property," said Millennium Group President, Andrew Pizer. "As an inventor, it is essential to protect the rights of patents and to insure that the marketplace is fair and equitable."
Prest-on Company is a competing company that sells Corner-back and Insta-back metal drywall fasteners.