Universal Electronics Files Second Patent Infringement Suit against Universal Remote Control

  Universal Electronics Files Second Patent Infringement Suit against
  Universal Remote Control

   Company Claims Infringement of Nine of its Issued United States Patents

Business Wire

SANTA ANA, Calif. -- July 1, 2013

Universal Electronics Inc. (UEI) (NASDAQ: UEIC), a global leader in remote
control innovation, announced it has filed a lawsuit in the United States
District Court for the Central District of California against Universal Remote
Control, Inc., based in Harrison, New York, for patent infringement. UEI seeks
a permanent injunction in addition to monetary damages against Universal
Remote Control.

“The decision to move forward with this action was made only after all other
options had been exhausted,” stated Paul Arling, Chairman and CEO of Universal
Electronics. “UEI has a significant investment in these technological
advancements created over many years of innovation. Unfortunately, it
sometimes becomes necessary to protect our investments through legal

In this lawsuit, UEI asserts infringement by Universal Remote Control of the
following nine United States Patents:

  *United States No. 5,228,077, entitled "Remotely Upgradable Universal
    Remote Control";
  *United States Patent No. 5,255,313, entitled "Universal Remote Control
  *United States Patent No. 5,414,761, entitled "Remote Control System";
  *United States Patent No. 5,552,917, entitled "Remote Control";
  *United States Reissued Patent No. RE39,059, entitled “Computer
    Programmable Remote Control”;
  *United States Patent No. 6,407,779, entitled "Method and Apparatus for an
    Intuitive Universal Remote Control System";
  *United States Patent No. 7, 126,468, entitled "System and Method for
    Monitoring Remote Control Transmissions";
  *United States Patent No. 7,589,642, entitled "Relaying Key Code Signals
    Through A Remote Control Device"; and
  *United States Patent No. 7,831,930, entitled "System and Method for
    Displaying a User Interface for a Remote Control Application."

UEI previously filed a suit against Universal Remote Control in March 2012
alleging infringement of four other patents. That lawsuit is currently pending
before the same district court.

Universal Electronics holds 150 issued patents and has hundreds of additional
patent applications pending in the United States and jurisdictions throughout
the world.

About Universal Electronics

Founded in 1986, Universal Electronics Inc. (UEI) is the global leader in
wireless control technology for the connected home. UEI designs, develops, and
delivers innovative solutions that enable consumers to control entertainment
devices, digital media, and home systems. The company’s broad portfolio of
patented technologies and database of infrared control software have been
adopted by many Fortune 500 companies in the consumer electronics,
subscription broadcast, and computing industries. UEI sells and licenses
wireless control products through distributors and retailers under the One For
All® brand name. For more information visit www.uei.com.


Richard A. Firehammer, Jr.
General Counsel, Universal Electronics
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