Epistar Files U.S. Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Lowe’s

- May 06, 2017-

Epistar Corporation, a leading innovator and manufacturer of LED solid-state lighting technologies, filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Lowe’s Companies, Inc. and Lowe’s Home Centers, LLC (collectively “Lowe’s”) in the United States District Court for the Central District of California on April 28, 2017. The complaint asserts that Kichler Lighting’s LED filament bulbs and Utilitech’s LED bulbs sold by Lowe’s infringe several Epistar patents and seeks injunctive relief to halt further sale of the infringing products.

 

SEO CINDY PIC.jpg

 

Epistars complaint alleges that the Kichler Lightings LED filament bulbs such as the Kichler Lighting 60 W Equivalent Dimmable Soft White A15 LED Decorative Linear LightBulb (P/N: YGA16A08-A15C-CL-5W) infringe one or more claims of Epistars U.S. Patent Numbers 6,346,771, titled High Power LED Lamp, 7,560,738, titled Light-Emitting Diode Array Having An Adhesive Layer, 8,791,467, titled Light Emitting Diode And Method Of Making The Same, 8,492,780, titled Light-Emitting Device And Manufacturing Method Thereof, and 8,587,020, titled LED Lamp.

 

Epistars complaint also alleges that the Utilitechs LED bulbs such as the Utilitech 60 W Equivalent Warm White A19 LED Light Fixture Light Bulb (P/N: YGA03A41-A19-9W-830) infringe one or more claims of Epistars U.S. Patent Numbers 8,492,780, titled Light-Emitting Device And Manufacturing Method Thereof, and 8,587,020, titled LED Lamp.

 

Epistar has invested millions of dollars in the research and development of LED technologies that lead to a world-class patent portfolio consisting of over 4000 issued patents and pending patent applications.  This investment has laid the foundation of LED filament (bulb) and/or LED bulb technologies that have empowered the world class products for many  to come to enjoy.  With its investments in research and development, Epistar is able to provide state-of-the-art products and solutions for ever-growing global consumers.

 

Epistar patents protect the company's research and development efforts, and cover the fundamental technologies invented by Epistar engineers. The filing of the complaint against Lowes is an action to protect Epistars efforts in research and development and to preserve its patent rights.

Previous:Hong Kong to Upgrade Street Lighting to LED Next:Tridonic Introduces Compact System Solution for Linear Downlights – Fourth Generation DLE