Eaton Settles Lawsuit Asserting its Recessed LED Lighting Patents

December 3 [addtoany]

Settlement includes Cordelia, Inc. and Jimway, Inc. entering into license for certain Eaton patents directed to recessed LED lighting

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. … Power management company Eaton announced today that it has reached a settlement in the patent infringement lawsuit it filed against Cordelia Lighting, Inc. and Jimway, Inc. The settlement ends a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia filed in 2016. As part of the settlement, Cordelia and Jimway will receive a license to the Eaton patents asserted in the District Court case.  The terms of the settlement and license are confidential.

“Protecting the intellectual property in our innovative lighting portfolio is something we take very seriously,” said Kraig Kasler, president, Lighting Division, Eaton. “This settlement and license agreement recognize the value of our intellectual property relating to our LED downlights and ensure that our customers will continue to benefit from the high-quality solutions that the Eaton lighting team has developed.”

As an industry leader in developing energy-efficient, connected lighting solutions, Eaton has secured hundreds of patents for LED lighting and controls technology. Many of these Eaton patents and their associated lighting products can be found at: eaton.com/patents.

Eaton delivers an industry-leading portfolio of innovative lighting solutions for connected buildings, homes and communities, including reliable indoor and outdoor smart lighting and control solutions specifically designed to simplify and personalize lighting for consumers, help solve complex business challenges and leverage data insights to meet customers’ unique needs. Eaton lighting solutions serve a wide range of customers, including architects, engineers, facility managers, municipal leaders, electrical distributors, and contractors in the commercial, industrial, retail, institutional, residential, utility and other markets.

Eaton’s electrical business is a global leader with expertise in power distribution and circuit protection; backup power protection; control and automation; lighting and security; structural solutions and wiring devices; solutions for harsh and hazardous environments; and engineering services. Eaton is positioned through its global solutions to answer today’s most critical electrical power management challenges.

Eaton is a power management company with 2017 sales of $20.4 billion. We provide energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton is dedicated to improving the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services. Eaton has approximately 98,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit Eaton.com.