Case Studies


Mechanical & Consumer Products

Expanding protection for inflatable technology

L&A has a long history representing Rob Chaffee, a leading inventor in the field of inflatable bedding, in protecting his technology. L&A attorneys have worked with Mr. Chaffee to successfully prosecute and enforce a substantial international patent portfolio for a variety of mechanical and electromechanical technologies for use in air mattresses. L&A’s prosecution efforts support a licensing program which has resulted in Mr. Chaffee’s technology being included in a leading manufacturer’s inflatable, portable household products. In a recent litigation, two patents prosecuted for Mr. Chaffee by L&A were successfully asserted by the licensee of Mr. Chaffee’s technology, resulting in an award of several million dollars in damages, a finding of willfulness, and punitive damages.


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