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Lighting Companies are Suing One Another

Many lighting manufacturers consider Intellectual Property to be one of their most valuable assets.  Recently, four companies believe that their IP has been infringed upon.  Here are some details:

 

Please remember: 

As you likely would do with any similar situation, do not to jump to conclusions on any legal conflict until you know all the facts.  Just because a party is accused of wrongdoing does not mean the party committed wrongdoing.

Also:

  • IP litigation can sometimes be prolonged and contentious, ending in a jury trial.
  • IP litigation can often be a leverage play by the plaintiff to drive towards some sort of negotiated arrangement or settlement between the two parties that never goes to trial -- settled in mere months.

 

 

NEXT Lighting Corp. v. Prudential Lighting Corporation

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Filed: 
April 23, 2020

Summary:
NEXT Lighting claims that Prudential Lighting has infringed upon the following patents:

  • 8,491,165:  “Lighting Unit Having Lighting Strips with Light Emitting Elements and a Remote Luminescent Material”
  • 8,684,566:  “Lighting Unit with Indirect Light Source”
  • 8,360,607:  “Lighting Unit with Heat-Dissipating Chimney” 

 

The Prudential Lighting product families cited include:

  • Stream Recessed Linear lighting product line
  • Stream Series Cove & Perimeter product line
  • P59 Cove & Perimeter product line
  • MicroCove Cove & Perimeter product line
  • Stream Dot Round Pendant lighting line 
  • Stream Dot Square Pendant lighting lines

 

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Read the Plaintiff's Complaint

(Defendant's answer not yet filed.)

 


JLC-Tech v. North America Lighting

Makers of the T-Bar LED files suit against competitor

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Filed: 
May 12, 2020

Summary:
JLC claims that NAL has infringed upon the following patent:

  • 10,508,805:  "T-bar for suspended ceiling with heat dissipation system for LED lighting"

The NAL product family cited is:

  • Mister T

 

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Read the Plaintiff's Complaint

(Defendant's answer not yet filed.)

 


WAC Lighting vs. CAST Lighting 

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Filed: 
April 6, 2020

Summary:
WAC Lighting claims that CAST Lighting has infringed upon the following patents:

  • 10,571,101:  LED Lighting Methods and Apparatus"

 

The CAST Lighting product families cited include:

  • Landscape light SBLABL1 and its variations.

 

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Read the Plaintiff's Complaint

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Read the Defendant's Answer

 


Globe Electric  vs. Luxrite

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Filed: 
April 17, 2020

Summary:
Globe Electric claims that Luxrite has infringed upon the following patents:

  • 10,234,091:  "Ceiling mountable LED light fixture with accessible CCT selectable switch"

 

The Luxrite product families cited include:

  • Lighting products, including but not limited to the following: LR23760, LR23763, LR23755, LR23758, LR23750, and LR23753

 

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Read the Plaintiff's Complaint

(Defendant's answer not yet filed.)

 

 

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