Chamberlain Group, Inc. v. Skylink Tech., Inc.

381 F.3d 1178 (Fed. Cir. 2004), cert. denied, 544 U.S. 923 (2005)

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This case involves universal remote controls for garage door openers. Universal remotes are nothing new, though - these days, you can get a remote control to control everything in your house that can be controlled, even if it is a bit similar to something out of Star Trek. You can even get a remote control for your pool. For more specialized needs, there's the TV-B-Gone, a keychain remote that turns off television sets. Chamberlain and Skylink are both still in business, and continue to manufacture garage doors and things to open them with.