New York, New York – Due to popular demand and the continued importance of patents to the LED industry, attorneys from Radulescu LLP will host a webinar on April 26, 2023 to discuss developments in IP litigation over the past year. For the past six years running, David Radulescu, Ph.D., has provided a yearly update on patent issues facing the LED lighting industry. These privately-hosted meetings have been well attended by LED lighting companies interested in learning more about the increasing threat of patent litigation to their businesses.
This year’s presentation will cover the following topics:
1. Recent Trends in U.S. Patent Litigation in the LED Industry.
2. The LED Patent Litigation Landscape: Who Is Suing and Who Is Being Sued.
3. Update on the Philips/Signify EnabLED Licensing Program
a. Litigation Update: Last year Signify settled 3 US litigations (Satco, Robe Lighting and Kind LED Grow Lights) and recently filed 4 new ones including against Menards, the big-box retailer. In Europe, EGLO recently prevailed against Signify in its fourth infringement suit, prompting Signify to file suit against EGLO in the US.
b. Licensee Push-Back: Signify reported recently that it now has 1,400 Licensees world-wide. Significantly, it signed up only 17 new licensees from N. America in the past year. This is a 7-yr record low. For comparison, back in both 2015 & 2020, Signify signed up about 50 licensees from N. America.
4. Status of other LED industry licensing programs, including Lynk Labs (who just had its 8th patent in a row declared invalid by the USPTO), CAO Lighting and University of California (where the ITC found no infringement).
5. Non-Practicing Entity Update: BX LED, Bench Walk Lighting, Heavy Duty Lighting, LedComm LLC, and Lexington Luminance.
Participation is by confirmed reservation only. To sign up please contact Radulescu LLP at [email protected]. The presentation will start at 1:00 pm (EST) and run for approximately 1.5 hours.
About Radulescu LLP
Radulescu LLP is a patent litigation firm that specializes in cases where a deep understanding of the interplay between technology and legal issues is critical to a company’s litigation success. The firm is comprised of attorneys that have litigated more LED patent infringement cases than any others in the country. See www.radip.com for more details about the firm, including expertise and litigation experience that extends to a range of industries including semiconductors, electronics, communications, and materials. As noted in EdisonReport: “As the LED lighting industry continues to see more aggression and litigations filed by owners of LED-related patents, Radulescu LLP has positioned itself as a key player to assist manufacturers and resellers.” The information in this press release is not intended to and does not offer legal advice or legal representation on any matter. No attorney-client relationship is created until such a relationship has been established in writing.