Ergotron Files Lawsuit Alleging Patent Infringement by Humanscale

Feb 16, 2016, 13:00 ET from Ergotron, Inc.

ST. PAUL, Minn., Feb. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Ergotron, Inc., a Nortek Company (NASDAQ: NTK), and global leader in the sit-stand workplace revolution, has filed a patent infringement lawsuit today against Humanscale in the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota. In its complaint, Ergotron alleges that Humanscale's QuickStand height-adjustable workstation infringes Ergotron's U.S. Patent Nos. 8,839,723 and 9,080,721, which embody Ergotron's WorkFit®-S sit-stand workstation. The complaint seeks money damages, attorneys' fees, and a permanent injunction to stop Humanscale's infringement.

Ergotron's WorkFit®-S Sit-Stand Workstation is a leading product in Ergotron's WorkFit® portfolio. It has won numerous awards including the Design Journal's Platinum ADEX Award, the Golden Bridge Award, and an ErgoExpo Attendee's Choice Award.

"Since 1982, Ergotron has been a pioneer in creating computer workstations designed to bring more movement and user comfort into the office workday, ultimately impacting wellness and productivity. We develop innovative workstation products that often establish a new market category," said Pete Segar, Ergotron CEO. "Ergotron's history of innovation and passion for differentiation requires significant investment in product development, market and wellness research, and marketing to ensure success."

About Ergotron

Ergotron, Inc. is a global manufacturer of leading digital display mounting, furniture, and mobility products that have been improving the human interface with digital displays for over 35 years. This history of innovation and passion for differentiation is evidenced in over 70 patents and a growing portfolio of award winning brands—OmniMount®, LearnFit®, StyleView®, TeachWell®, WorkFit®, Neo-Flex®, Anthro and ErgotronHome™—for computer monitors, notebooks, tablets, flat panel displays and TVs. Ergotron's products incorporate patented CF lift and pivot motion technology to achieve less effort and more ergonomic motion for a healthier and more interactive user experience when viewing any digital display. Whether to enhance computing wellness or entertainment excitement, improve workplace productivity or create business process efficiencies, Ergotron's products are positioning your digital world. Ergotron is headquartered in Saint Paul, Minnesota, with sales efforts in Phoenix, Tualatin, Amersfoort, London, Tokyo, and Singapore. Ergotron is a subsidiary of Nortek, Inc. (Nasdaq: NTK), a global, diversified company whose many market-leading brands deliver broad capabilities and a wide array of innovative, technology-driven products and solutions for lifestyle improvement at home and at work. Please visit www.nortek.com for more information.

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