Mr. Judkins holds more than 70 patents in the window covering field. He lives in Kilbuck Township, a suburb of Pittsburgh. HT Window Fashions, located in the City of Industry, California, was importing the infringing products from Taiwan.
The patented cellular shade product, which has pleats on the front and tabs on the back, has been a commercially successful product for Mr. Judkins’ licensees Flexo Solutions and Nien Made Enterprises. Flexo sells the product under the Symmetry brand.
Mr. Judkins was represented by Lynn J. Alstadt, Samuel Braver and Ralph Fischer of the law firm of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC.