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Kensington Wins Patent Infringement Lawsuit

  • June 12, 2006

Kensington Computer Products Group (Kensington), a division of an ACCO Brands Corporation (NYSE:ABD) today announced that it has won a patent lawsuit against Belkin Corporation and ABA Locks Manufacturing Company (ABA), protecting Kensington's patented computer security lock technology.

A jury in Marshall, Texas agreed with Kensington that Belkin's and ABA's products infringe Kensington's patents. The jury found that Belkin and ABA willfully infringed Kensington's patents and awarded Kensington damages. The Court permanently prohibited Belkin and ABA from selling the infringing products and granted Kensington its attorney's fees and costs.

"Kensington's victory once again demonstrates the strength of our laptop lock patent portfolio," said Boris Elisman, President of Kensington Computer Products Group. "We created the security slot found on 95 percent of all laptops made today and have made substantial investments in patented locking technologies that benefit consumers. We intend to vigorously defend our intellectual property rights and protect our patented products."

About Kensington

Kensington is a leading provider of desktop and mobile device accessories, trusted by IT, educators, business and home office professionals around the world for more than 35 years. Kensington products empower people to dynamically interact with content, creating a better working experience for productive performance. In both office and mobile environments, Kensington’s extensive portfolio of award-winning products provides trusted security, desktop productivity innovations, and ergonomic well-being. Our core competencies in engineering, industrial design, product quality and responsive customer support make Kensington The Professionals’ Choice.

Headquartered in San Mateo, California, Kensington operates as the technology division of ACCO Brands (NYSE: ACCO), one of the world’s largest designers, marketers and manufacturers of branded business, academic and consumer products, sold in more than 100 countries across the globe.

Kensington is the inventor and worldwide leader in laptop security locks, the acknowledged leader of Trackball innovation and offers a broad range of premium-branded desktop productivity solutions.

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