Schindler Elevator Corporation and Inventio AG obtained a jury verdict that its competitor, Otis Elevator Co., infringed numerous claims in Schindler’s patent on its personalized elevator control system known as Schindler ID®. The Litigation Group partnered with attorneys from Knobbe Martin Olson & Bear on the case.

Schindler filed suit in the Southern District of New York, accusing Otis of infringing a Schindler patent as soon as the 7 World Trade Center opened in New York City in 2006 with Otis’s competing system. Schindler and Otis are the two largest elevator and escalator companies in the world. Schindler’s product protected by the patent uses radio frequency identification (RFID) technology to allow elevator passengers to identify themselves with a badge or other electronically readable device.