Weber-Stephen Products LLC Enters Into Settlement Agreement With Sears Holdings Corporation

Feb 08, 2016, 13:03 ET from Weber-Stephen Products LLC

PALATINE, Ill., Feb. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Weber-Stephen Products LLC and Sears Holdings Corporation announced today that they have entered into a settlement agreement that resolves litigation that was pending in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois regarding certain intellectual property rights of Weber-Stephen Products involving the Weber Genesis line of products.

Sears will transition its sales of the Kenmore Elite products accused of infringement in the lawsuit to redesigned versions of the Kenmore Elite products, so that after a one-year transition period, sales of those Kenmore Elite products will be discontinued and replaced with the redesigned versions.

The terms of the settlement agreement are confidential.

About Weber: Weber-Stephen Products LLC, headquartered in Palatine, Ill., is the world's premier manufacturer of charcoal, gas and electric grills, grilling accessories and award-winning cookbooks and mobile applications. In 1952, founder George Stephen sparked a backyard revolution with his invention of the Weber® kettle. More than 60 years later, the privately-held company's products are sold worldwide at select national home centers, specialty hardware stores, patio stores and other retail outlets. Weber has the strongest customer support program in the industry with its Weber Grill-LineSM (1-800-446-1071). Weber's social communities include www.facebook.com/weberbbq, www.instagram.com/webergrills, www.twitter.com/webergrills, www.pinterest.com/webergrills and www.youtube.com/user/GrillwithWeber
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