EXCLUSIVE: Lighting Science Group IP Suits Go Nuclear (updated)

May 1, 2019 [addtoany]

Updated:  9:48 a.m. E.S.T.  The number of companies being sued by Lighting Science continues to grow. Here is what we believe to be the total list:

  • Acuity Brands, Inc.
  • Acuity Brands Lighting, Inc
  • Consumer Lighting (US) LLC d/g/a GE Lighting, LLC
  • Cooper Industries, LLC
  • Cooper Lighting, LLC
  • Cree Hong Kong Limited
  • Cree Huizhou Solid State Lighting Co. Ltd.
  • Cree, Inc
  • Eaton Corporation plc
  • General Electric Company
  • Leedarson America, Inc
  • Leedarson Lighting Co. Ltd.
  • Lumileds Holding BV
  • Lumileds LLC
  • MLS Co., Ltd
  • Nichia America Corporation
  • Nichia Corporation
  • OSRAM GmbH
  • OSRAM Licht AG
  • OSRAM Opto Semiconductors GmbH
  • OSRAM Opto Semiconductors, Inc.
  • Signify North America Corporation f/k/a Philips Lighting North America Corporation
  • Signify NV f/k/a Philips Lighting NV

Yesterday, EdisonReport sent several emails to  Lighting Science at the address listed in their website, investorrelations@lsgc.com.   All emails bounced back.

Patent # Name
7095053 Light emitting diodes packaged for high temperature operation
7098483 Light emitting diodes packaged for high temperature operation
7528421 Surface mountable light emitting diode assemblies packaged for high temperature operation
8201968 Low profile light
8506118 Light fixture and associated LED board and monolothic optic
8672518 Low profile light and accessory kit for same
8674608 Configurable environmental condition sensing luminaire, system and associated methods
8967844 Low profile light and accessory kit for same

EXCLUSIVE. MUST CREDIT EDISONREPORT. Earlier today EdisonReport exclusively reported that Lighting Science Group filed suit against Nichia, OSRAM, MLS, LEDVANCE, Leedarson Lighting, and Cree.

This afternoon we are hearing that suits are also being filed against: Signify/Philips, Acuity Brands, GE, Lumileds and a more.

In addition, there is some language about an ITC complaint.  “This matter is a companion case to an ITC proceeding, captioned In the Matter of Certain Light-Emitting Diode Products, Systems, and Components Thereof, filed concurrently herewith by the same Plaintiff, naming the same Defendants as respondents.  Plaintiff hereby incorporates by references the relevant portions of the Complaint filed in that ITC proceeding as if restated herein.”