Ottawa, IL., April 14, 2014 – LMK Technologies, LLC, filed an amended complaint for patent infringement on April 11th, against BLD Services LLC in a case currently pending in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. The original complaint alleged infringement of U.S. Patent 7,975,726. The amended complaint adds two additional claims for patent infringement relating to U.S. Patents 8,667,991 and 8,667,992. The patented technology in the three asserted patents relates to pipeline rehabilitation and the use of hydrophilic materials to seal the junction between main and lateral sewer pipes.
LMK’s amended complaint seeks an injunction to preclude further alleged infringing activity, as well as damages, attorney fees and costs. LMK Technologies’ CEO Mike Reardon comments, “LMK takes this infringement case seriously, as evidenced by the filing of the amended complaint. We remain committed to our customers and installation contractors to protect LMK’s intellectual property and to provide the most effective solutions in the market.”
LMK Technologies, a world leader specializing in trenchless methods to renew lateral sewer infrastructure, has more than one hundred United States and foreign patents relating to pipeline rehabilitation technologies.
Headquartered in Ottawa, IL since 1993, LMK serves the municipal and residential markets through a network of licensed contractors.