Judge Rules in Philips ITC Case. Violation of ‘399 Patent. No Violation of ‘554 or ‘559

December 20 [addtoany]

EXCLUSIVE.  MUST CREDIT EDISONREPORT.  “It is my final initial determination that there is a violation of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. § 1337, in the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, and/or the sale within the United States after importation of certain LED lighting devices, LED power supplies, and components thereof by reason of infringement of U.S. Patent No. 7,038,399 (“the ‘399 patent”). There is no violation with respect to U.S. Patent No. 7,256,554 (“the ‘554 patent”) or U.S. Patent No. 7,262,559 (“the ‘559 patent”).”

The ‘399 patent was issued in 2006 for using an AC dimmer on LED lights.

Some takeaways:

  • Claims 7, 8, 17, 18 & 19 of US 7,038,399 valid and infringed
  • Claims 1, 2, 5, 6, 7 & 12 of US 7,256,554 valid and infringed
  • Claims 6 & 12 of US 7,262,559 valid but not infringed