J Geiger Shading Files Lawsuit Against Lutron Electronics

CHARLESTON, SC, June 19, 2018—J Geiger Shading (Geigtech East Bay LLC), the leader in innovative window shading solutions and design, announced today that it has filed a lawsuit against Coopersburg, PA-based Lutron Electronics related to patented assembly of mounting shades (US Patent 9,237,821). The lawsuit alleges patent infringement and trade dress infringement and seeks damages for the violation of intellectual property.

The patent in question, which refers to J Geiger Shading's system of fastening devices for installing roller window shades, was granted to Geigtech East Bay LLC in 2016. The lawsuit alleges that Lutron's Palladiom Shading System violates that patent and furthermore copies J Geiger's "simply modern" look. The "J Geiger look" has been widely praised by architects and interior designers seeking minimalist shading solutions.

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