Extron Electronics, a leading manufacturer of professional AV system
integration products, announced today that it has filed a federal
lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Central District of
California against Crestron Electronics, Inc. for infringement of
Extron's US Patent No. 8,740,127 entitled "Cable Retractor." Extron is
represented in the lawsuit by its longstanding intellectual property
counsel, Gary Hecker of The Hecker Law Group of Los Angeles, California.
The Extron Cable Retractor patent relates to a cable retraction and
management system designed to work with cable access enclosures.
Crestron's retractor products accused of infringing Extron's Cable
Retractor patent include Crestron's cable retractor models CBLR-HD,
CBLR-VGA, CBLR-AUDIO, CBLR-USB, and CBLR-CAT5E, which the federal
complaint alleges implement Extron's patented technology.
Extron's innovative Retractor series of cable retraction products
enables smooth and effortless pushbutton cable retraction. Extron's
retractor products, along with its Cable Cubby tabletop enclosures, have
become an industry standard for discreet, convenient access to AV power
and data connections. The Retractor series is available with the widest
selection of AV and data connectivity including HDMI, DisplayPort, DVI,
USB, PC audio and Network.
"Extron's engineers have led the way in cable retractor development,"
says Andrew Edwards, President and CEO of Extron. "When Extron believes
its inventions and patented technology have been copied or otherwise
infringed, we take the necessary steps to protect our intellectual
About Extron Electronics: (www.extron.com):
Extron Electronics is a leading manufacturer of professional AV system
integration products, including AV control systems, computer-video
interfaces, switchers, matrix switchers, distribution amplifiers, audio
amplifiers, speakers, twisted pair and fiber optic equipment, videowall
processors, video signal processors, AV streaming products, classroom
sound field systems, and high resolution cable.
About The Hecker Law Group (www.hh.com):
The Hecker Law Group is among the nation's leading intellectual property
law firm boutiques. The firm's clients have included many of the world's
most innovative and valued companies, startups and individuals in
technology, business, and entertainment. Founded in 1988, The Hecker Law
Group has extensive experience and expertise in all areas of
intellectual property law including patents, trademarks, copyrights,
trade secrets, domain names, entertainment, branding and licensing. The
firm's legal services include obtaining, enforcing, and defending
intellectual property rights. The firm handles complex intellectual
property litigation in federal and state courts, before the
International Trade Commission and before the United States Patent and
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