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Universal Electronics Files Second Patent Infringement Suit against Universal Remote Control

July 1, 2013

Company Claims
Infringement of Nine of its Issued United States Patents

SANTA ANA, CA — Universal Electronics Inc. (UEI) (NASDAQ: UEIC), a global leader in remote control innovation, announced it
has filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Central
District of California against Universal Remote Control, Inc., based in
Harrison, New York, for patent infringement. 
UEI seeks a permanent injunction in addition to monetary damages against
Universal Remote Control.

“The decision to move forward with this action was made only
after all other options had been exhausted,” stated Paul Arling, Chairman and
CEO of Universal Electronics.  “UEI has a
significant investment in these technological advancements created over many
years of innovation. Unfortunately, it sometimes becomes necessary to protect
our investments through legal channels.”

In this lawsuit, UEI asserts infringement by Universal
Remote Control of the following nine United States Patents:

  • United States No. 5,228,077,
    entitled “Remotely Upgradable Universal Remote Control”;
  • United States Patent No. 5,255,313,
    entitled “Universal Remote Control System”;
  • United States Patent No. 5,414,761,
    entitled “Remote Control System”;
  • United States Patent No. 5,552,917,
    entitled “Remote Control”;
  • United States Reissued Patent No.
    RE39,059, entitled “Computer Programmable Remote Control”;
  • United States Patent No. 6,407,779,
    entitled “Method and Apparatus for an Intuitive Universal Remote Control
    System”;
  • United States Patent No. 7, 126,468,
    entitled “System and Method for Monitoring Remote Control
    Transmissions”;
  • United States Patent No. 7,589,642,
    entitled “Relaying Key Code Signals Through A Remote Control Device”;
    and
  • United States Patent No. 7,831,930,
    entitled “System and Method for Displaying a User Interface for a Remote
    Control Application.”

UEI previously filed a suit against Universal Remote Control
in March 2012 alleging infringement of four other patents.  That lawsuit is currently pending before the
same district court. 

Universal Electronics holds 150 issued patents and has hundreds
of additional patent applications pending in the United States and
jurisdictions throughout the world.

About Universal Electronics

Founded in 1986, Universal
Electronics Inc. (UEI) is the global leader in wireless control technology for
the connected home. UEI designs, develops, and delivers innovative solutions
that enable consumers to control entertainment devices, digital media, and home
systems. The company’s broad portfolio of patented technologies and database of
infrared control software have been adopted by many Fortune 500 companies in
the consumer electronics, subscription broadcast, and computing industries. UEI
sells and licenses wireless control products through distributors and retailers
under the One For All® brand name. For more information visit www.uei.com.

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Contacts:

UEI: Richard A. Firehammer, Jr.,
General Counsel, Universal Electronics – (714) 918-9500

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