Twin Cities-based Select Comfort sues Sealy, alleging Sleep Number ripoff

  • Article by: Paul Walsh , Star Tribune
  • Updated: January 31, 2014 - 10:34 AM

Select Comfort said it won’t take lying down an allegedly blatant ripoff of its patented Sleep Number bed concept by the world’s largest bedding provider.

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la55122Jan. 30, 14 9:07 AM

There are many other brands of inflatable air chamber beds on the market. Sealy bought Temper-Pedic to strengthen it's market share. Select Comfort also now sells a combination air/memory foam bed. The concepts are in the public domain, the Trademarks are proprietary. Select Comfort can't compete on price, so sue away. Sealy is mass production, Select Comfort is all about exclusivity. Guess who will win?

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gjacobJan. 30, 1412:54 PM

Didn't Coleman have the patent on air mats before Select Comfort?

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swschradJan. 30, 14 4:43 PM

Coleman does not have remote controls, and does not stuff the air chambers within additional mattress materials. no prior art exists. but I sure thought, from looking at the TV ads for the Tempur airbed, that it was a ripoff.

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gardener12Jan. 30, 14 4:48 PM

Select Confort = overpriced air mattresses. Did anyone read the old kid's story "The Emperor's New Clothes?" Same concept - the truth hurts.

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