Patent and Trademark Office Confirms Validity of Kingsdown Patent
The US Patent and Trademark Office has confirmed the validity of its US Patent No. 6,585,328, for the Kingsdown mattress diagnostic system. In a ruling dated January 6, 2012, the Patent Office denied King Koil Licensing Company’s attempt to invalidate the patent.
Last year, Kingsdown served a US District Court complaint against King Koil/Comfort Solutions asserting that it infringed this patent and several trademarks related to Kingsdown’s bedMATCH™ technology. This ruling recognizes the validity of the patent protected technology Kingsdown developed for its bedMATCH system.
“We’re very happy that the patent and trademark office has affirmed our position as the authority in sleep diagnostics,” said Kingsdown Chairman and CEO Eric Hinshaw. “We own the patent protected bedMATCH technology which has revolutionized the way bedding is sold. Kingsdown was the first to use science to help a consumer find the right mattress for their body type. This ruling should assure our dealers that we will always vigorously defend their right to use our system without fear of others trying to copy our intellectual property,” Hinshaw said.
The culmination of over 15 years of research and development and more than 7 million profiles, the bedMATCH system uses 18 statistical measurements and over 1,000 calculations to assist the consumer in selecting the best mattress and pillow for their body type. Product features and comfort feels from multiple manufacturers are programmed into each bedMATCH machine. Printed recommendations provide sales associates and shoppers an easy reference guide to help select the brand and mattress that best fits their postural support requirements.
Comfort Solutions executives had no comment at the time of this publishing.
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About Kingsdown, Inc.: Kingsdown, founded in 1904 and headquartered in Mebane, North Carolina, USA is a manufacturer of premium mattress systems serving leading retailers across the United States and in more than 20 countries. Each product is manufactured using handcrafted techniques combined with state‐of‐the‐art research, materials and equipment. Research and development, training and distribution facilities, as well as two manufacturing facilities, are also headquartered in Mebane.