Pembroke, MA – USA | July 6, 2020 –
JLC-Tech LLC is the world leader for T-BAR LED integrated lighting, having been one of the first lighting companies to design and engineer a patented and approved LED light fixture that replaces the cross Tee of a suspended ceiling applications. On May 12, 2020, JLC-Tech LLC filed a patent infringement lawsuit in the District Court of Maryland, against North America Lighting LLC (NAL) located in Linthicum, Maryland. JLC-Tech alleges that certain NAL lighting products – the Mister T T-Grid Linear Light and T-Grid LED Linear Light – infringe its United States Patent No. 10,508,805. JLC-Tech alleges that the products in question in the lawsuit are imported by a manufacturer known as OKT Lighting, and that they infringe JLC-Tech’s patent covering its T-BAR LED product lines. The lawsuit seeks injunctive relief against NAL’s future importation and sales of these products, and monetary damages for NAL’s past importation and sales in the United States of the products.
JLC-Tech previously filed a law–suit against OKT Lighting on May 4, 2017 in the Eastern District Court of Pennsylvania for infringement of JLC-Tech’s patent and copyrights. The case was settled in favor of JLC-Tech.
JLC-Tech deeply values its developed intellectual property. “We take threats to these intellectual property rights seriously. For years, JLC-Tech has been at the forefront of the industry and we are committed to keeping our position. We value our relationships with our sales representatives, specifiers and clients and are dedicated to protecting them. Furthermore, we feel it is our responsibility as a US manufacturer to offer quality products to the market and not allow them to be confused with infringing knock-offs. JLC-Tech has multiple patents and patent applications covering our product offerings. While these patents provide JLC-Tech with significant protection, forceful action is sometimes needed to enforce these rights which is why we will continue to take action when we believe it is needed.” – Mia Antonia – Principal Partner JLC-Tech LLC
JLC-Tech was founded in 2010 with one singular vision: to create unique and useful LED lighting fixtures. Based out of Pembroke, MA — USA, the company is dedicated to maximizing the energy saving qualities of LEDs and marrying them to modern, creative and structurally integrated designs for commercial spaces.
JLC-Tech’s flagship product, the T-BAR LED™, is a prime example of the company mission and dedication coming to life. It is the only lighting product that is designed, approved and patented to replace the cross members in a suspended grid ceiling system.