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August 16, 2021   

Pure Edge Lighting Sues Competitor

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Above: Image of Fabbian Metro product taken from lawsuit Exhibit D

Fabbian is hit with lawsuit that alleges patent infringement of a fixture suspension system.

 

Pure Edge Lighting, the maker of minimalist architectural LED lighting fixtures has filed a lawsuit against Fabbian alleging patent infringement of a fixture suspension system. Fabbian, based in Italy, was founded in 1961 and specializes in modern lighting fixtures. Fabbian has a U.S. office and showroom in Midtown Manhattan.

BACKGROUND

In 2015 U.S. Patent No. 9,033,541 ('541 Patent) was assigned to Derek Porter Studio in Kansas City.

The patent is entitled "Tension Mounted Lighting System" and lays claim to clamp arm(s) that are secured to a base by a ball and socket connection.

Pure Edge Lighting explains that all rights of the patent have been assigned to them.

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ALLEGATIONS

Pure Edge Lighting alleges the following:

  • Italian lighting manufacturer Fabbian has infringed upon the '541 patent in its Metro product line.
  • Fabbian has delivered its Metro F49 system to multiple United States customers, including Walden in Chicago, IL and Opendoor in Tempe, AZ.
  • Fabbian has committed direct infringement, induced infringement and contributory infringement of the ‘541 Patent.

 

The lawsuit was filed on August 4, 2021 in United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.  A spokesperson for Fabbian declined comment on the matter.

 

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