PHOENIX, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Yesterday, Glacier Pool Coolers, LLC ("Glacier Pool Coolers") and RAM Innovations, LLC, filed suit in Arizona Federal District Court against 200 Park, Inc. d/b/a ArctiChill ("ArctiChill"). The Complaint asserts claims for patent infringement, contributory patent infringement, and inducement of patent infringement. Rick M. Argovitz, President of both companies, seeks an accounting of the monies earned from ArctiChill's infringing sales and the entry of a permanent injunction barring ArctiChill from its ongoing infringement of RAM Innovations' U.S. Patent No. 7,624,589 B1 ("the '589 Patent") and Glacier Pool Coolers' exclusive license of the '589 Patent.
Glacier Pool Coolers and RAM Innovations are represented in the lawsuit by Geoffrey S. Kercsmar and Gregory B. Collins of Kercsmar & Feltus PLLC.
As detailed in the lawsuit, in 2004, Mr. Argovitz developed a unique and novel method to efficiently cool commercial and residential swimming pools using evaporative cooling. In December 2009, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued the '589 Patent and awarded Mr. Argovitz the exclusive right to employ his innovative pool cooling method. Mr. Argovitz subsequently assigned the '589 Patent to RAM Innovations, which in turn granted an exclusive license of the '589 Patent to Glacier Pool Coolers.
The invention has made Glacier Pool Coolers a leader in the pool cooling industry. Glacier Pool Coolers products, which are marked to provide notice of the patented method and apparatus, are used across the United States and internationally to cool many of the largest swimming pools in the world. Glacier Pool Coolers' residential coolers allow thousands of home owners across the country to swim in their pools even in the most oppressive heat.
As alleged in the lawsuit, ArctiChill has deliberately attempted to market and sell evaporative cooling technology that relies on the patented method to unfairly compete with Glacier Pool Coolers. ArctiChill may even be acting in concert with suppliers and retailers who are also intentionally infringing RAM Innovations' and Glacier Pool Coolers' patent rights. Mr. Argovitz attempted to resolve this matter before filing suit, but ArctiChill refused to cease its infringement.
Commenting on the lawsuit, Mr. Argovitz stated: "Glacier Pool Coolers has been a leader in pool cooling for a decade, employing the evaporative cooling method into a swimming pool that is protected by my patent. ArctiChill is free to compete, but it cannot do so by using my patented methods. The United States Patent and Trademark Office already found my invention novel and entitled to patent protection. I am confident that the United States Federal District Court will enforce my patent and bar ArctiChill from continuing to infringe it."
About Glacier Pool Coolers, LLC
Founded in 2011, Glacier Pool Coolers, LLC is a leader in swimming pool cooling and chilling products. Glacier Pool Coolers offers the most extensive line of pool chillers that can cool the smallest plunge pool-spa to the largest resort and recreational facilities around the world. For more information about the company, visit www.glacierpoolcoolers.com.
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