ODL Settles Patent Dispute with RSL

ODL Inc. of Zeeland, Mich., has announced that it has reached an agreement with RSL Inc. of Egg Harbor, N.J., settling its patent infringement lawsuit that alleged RSL's Eclipse™ product infringed upon its Integral blind patent, according to Paul Meeuwsen, senior vice president of sales and marketing.

"Under the terms of the settlement, RSL … will change the design if this disputed products and will no longer import from China or manufacture the original design," said Meeuwsen. "Additionally, RSL will pay a royalty on all Eclipse products manufactured before the settlement date."

ODL's Integral blind has been on the market since 2000.

"ODL is well-known in the industry as an innovator for door glass products. We spend significant time and effort developing innovative new products, and we feel it's our duty to customers, employees and shareholders to protect this intellectual property that we have worked so hard to engineer and develop," said Meeuwsen.

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